Archive for the ‘Racing’ Category

What to Do After a Crash

If you’ve been watching this year’s Tour de France you know that, so far, the race has been defined by big crashes and injuries. As the news of a crash crackles over the race radio, team mechanics and doctors prep themselves in the follow car. Their aim is to check over the rider and their… Read More

A Mid Summer’s Day Event Preparation: Be Ready For The Big Day

Preparation for a race or event can have many facets. Some preparation should have started months in advance and some takes place the morning of the event. The trick to it all is finding the type and extent of preparation that works best for you. This takes practice, practice, practice and should be done each… Read More

‘Cross Training: Preparing for Cyclocross Season

With temperatures continuing to hover in the 90s, it’s hard to imagine that the Colorado road racing season is nearing its end. For some, this means a transition away from the rigors of structured training and racing and some well needed rest. But, for an ever increasing group of die-hards, the slow creep towards fall… Read More

How to Achieve Your Best Race Results – The Smart Way

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete looking to improve your race times, peaking at your race is a satisfying way to complete a race or season of races. Although genetics can help athletes, efficient and structured training will ensure that you are reaching your full potential on the course. Often we believe… Read More

Great Expectations

As winter turns to spring, and trainer miles turn to road miles, we find ourselves having to resist the urge to blow off our structured training in order to spend every sunny hour on the road. “More miles can’t hurt”, is our typical justification. But quickly our rational selves usually get the best of us… Read More

Getting Ready for your First Tri

If you are reading this then you are probably already involved in some considerably challenging workouts and endurance events. You know as an endurance athlete the rewards and benefits of cross training. Or maybe you’ve been a cyclist for a while and have been considering a new challenge. Whatever your reason for considering the challenge… Read More

Pre-Event Warm-Up Strategies for Cyclists

With the season of events for cyclists in Colorado underway, I thought it would be good to present some strategies for preparation. Nutrition, equipment, trip planning, knowledge of the course and warm-up are a few of the items on the top of the list. Each one of the listed items is an important discussion and… Read More