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Maximize Your Indoor Cycling Training

So you want to ride indoors, use a smart trainer, use Zwift? I think it is important to remind you that you are SMART and that you always have the option of riding indoors in the same fashion as you do outdoors. That is, you can put your bike on ANY trainer/rollers, use your bike […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cyclocross Burnout

  Cyclocross is Hard – Racing twice a weekend and Cleaning it all up is REALLY HARD   As cyclocross season (or what we used to call Fall) starts looking more like winter in many areas it is normal to start feeling your energy for cycling decrease. Where is all the #CXISCOMING? And who stole […]

How to Warmup

This is an exchange I had with a client where he was curious as to the variables and practices of warming up. I thought that this alphabetized thought process may be useful to you as well. It is a document that I will continue to edit as questions and experiences shape my thinking on the subject.