Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

Structured Training

Riding and riding and riding but not getting faster? Have you considered training instead of riding? Bear with me, as this may sound like a simple exercise in semantics but, once you understand the difference between the two you will be on your way to your best season yet. Riding is simply that, riding. It… Read More

Future Aspirations

For an endurance athlete, whether recreational or seasoned racer, to aspire from season to season and year to year, they must aim at achieving something. That something for most stamina based competitors is to have a faster time or finish ‘on the podium’. To accomplish any of these desires, a process of goal setting will… 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

Get Back to Peak Performance for the Fall!

As the racing season is in full swing for just a few more months, you may be finding yourself just plugging away. However, planning for the off season can be a huge part of ensuring a proper recovery, setting you up for an even better season next year and addressing any issues or concerns you… Read More

Prepare for the Altitude

“Don’t buy upgrades, ride upgrades”—Anonymous This quote seems to beckon the goal for most cycling events. Ascend, ascend, and ascend. So, to provide this for the participants, a large number of cycling events have their routes at an elevation greater than what most folks live at. The aspect of training for an event that not… 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

Spring Training on Your Mind?

Looking outside at the snow makes it hard to believe that as of March 1st the Triple Bypass is 19 weeks away. It’s time to get moving on your spring training. Several things should be happening this time of year to prepare you for the long hours in the saddle doing centuries, tours and even… 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

Transitions: A Time for Recovery

Transition is a topic usually left for the few minutes at the end of a long discussion about periodization. By definition the word means passage from one condition to another. For an athlete the shift from training to racing can be one transition and another can be racing to training. As the seasons come and… Read More

Finish Strong!

The summer event season is well underway. Whether it’s one bike tour, multiple running races or a triathlon series, it may be time to dial in training. To attain goals set for these events, coaching and physiology testing can help guide competitors and everyday athletes. The process of training from data retrieved from a test… Read More