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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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Do You Need to Run for Cyclocross?

This is a great question and one that becomes too polarized. I believe that many cyclists, especially non-elite/age-group/masters aged athletes who have to balance work, family, health, and travel with their training can really benefit from being able to run. Should you run? or do you want to run? Or do you need to run? […]
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5 Articles to Help You Get Faster (even if you aren’t in the ‘perfect’ spot)

These are 5 articles I have written for MapMyRun/MapMyRide recently that address common barriers to training for certain elements of cycling. If you want to get faster at cycling than you often think about getting faster on hills, or for time-trials, or in corners but your surroundings may not be perfect for this or, they […]
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Free Cyclocross Clinic in Durham, Ontario- Sept 26 2018

Free Clinic and Awesome Series alert! Put Wed. Sept 26th on your calendar and come to play cyclocross with me. Your dismount/mount will get better and then we can all race around the awesome course that the Durham Shredders have laid out for Wednesday Races this fall. http://durhamshredders.com/cyclocross-race/     From the Shredders Website (check out the […]
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Do Strength to Improve Your Cycling

You *should* do Strength in the Off-Season to Improve Your Cycling Studies and practical experience from top athletes in the elite and masters ranks show us that that strength training can increase our on bike performance AND make us more resilient to injury. You need only look at athletes like Nino Shurter for elite examples […]
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Improve your Cyclocross Mounts and Dismounts

The Cyclocross Mounts and Dismounts Course has launched! Learn to dismount and clear Cyclocross Barriers then jump back on your bike without any stress, lost energy, or crashes! This is a foundational skill that will help your cornering, standing, and balance as well as make any mount you do during the year, on any bike, […]
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Cyclocross Mounts & Dismounts Course Goes Live Thursday Sept 6th 2018

I am so excited for the launch of the ‘Cyclocross Mounts and Dismounts course’. It consolidates many of the drills I use to help clients learn to get on and off their bikes for cyclocross, mountain biking and other disciplines. It is also meant to help overcome bad habits and compensations that might be slowing […]
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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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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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