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Testing and Bike Fit

Testing and Bike Fits provide one-on-one time with a coach to assess areas you can improve your performance and comfort on the bike.

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How and What to Post to Training Peaks (training log)

One of the biggest sources of friction in coaching is communication. I have never blamed athletes for this. At best it is clunky to communicate through apps and training devices … but all this is slowly changing as things happen automatically. There are a few newer features and apps I think you should check out from […]
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Upcoming Cyclocross Group Session – Collingwood – Saturday, Sept. 1st 2018

Labor Day Weekend Cyclocross Group Skills Session in Collingwood This could integrate into a family trip up to Wasaga Beach or Collingwood. The course is open to Smart Athlete Clients and to the public. I appreciate your sharing this with any awesome friends who would benefit. You will learn and improve:   = Mounts  = Dismounts […]
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2018/2019 Cyclocross Races Ontario and North American UCI

So many Smart Athletes are interested in Cross so it is with great joy I put up this list of races! Get planning and get committed to these races! Find the full Ontario Race Schedule via the Ontario Cycling Association  Find the UCI Cyclocross Calendar HERE (or enjoy this list of North American Cross by […]
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Q & A Podcast August 2018 – How to race two times on a weekend, transition to Cyclocross, Paleo + Vegan Diet

This week we talk about paleo and how it applies if you are a vegan (or does it) + Paleo for endurance athletes (cycling) and more about getting ready for cyclocross season and racing twice in a weekend.   July 2018 Q & A   Cyclocross 16 week Plan to get you ready and all […]
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Should I Train in the Heat?

Yes, Train in the Heat   Unless a doctor told you not to, it is wise to train in the heat. As with any training stimulus (intervals, altitude, strength training, crosstraining etc) you should gradually increase the loading/exposure. So if it is suddenly hot where you live don’t do 5 hours of intervals in the […]
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How Cyclists Can Sleep Better

Sleep is a problem for many athletes. Sometimes this is just after a hard workout or race but sometimes sleep disruption is more regular and requires some concerted effort. These are a few things that can help. Sleep after a hard race or late workout Many athletes like doing a weekly hard race or group workout. […]
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5 Little Things that Make a Big Difference

As an endurance athlete, you are always looking for that little bit extra speed, comfort, safety and/or power. You want to get faster at cycling. While huge changes, fad diets, and crash-cycles of superhard intervals are tempting, it is often the small changes done over time that elicit the results we want. These 5 areas […]
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Looking for a Summer Goal?

  Many athletes are looking for a late summer cycling goal in Ontario. Some have missed the Leadville Lottery, while others have waited to see what spring fitness is like and now are looking for something to build towards this summer. May I suggest the new improved Crank the Shield, which is back after a […]
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How To Train for Cycling in a City

If you are trying to train for cycling in a city you have likely become frustrated by traffic lights, pedestrians, lack of cycling routes, and/or lack of hills. You may have even decided that cycling indoors is the only way to keep up with your country or mountain dwelling competitors. While the city presents challenges […]
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Did you do your ride right?

If you are new to Cycling Coaching or following a Cycling Training Plan, it can get confusing, if not overwhelming. There are lots of new words like Functional Threshold Power, Zones, Intervals to learn; PLUS you have to motivate yourself to ride a functioning bicycle AND ride that bicycle safely and skillfully over whatever terrain you […]
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Smart Athlete has been helping endurance athletes reach their performance and health goals since 2005.

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