Optimized Recovery in Multi-Day Cycling Events

One of the unique elements of bike racing is that we have multi­day events. Stage races ask you to ride day after day and the stresses can add up as you move through time. There are some simple things you can add to your routine to optimize your recovery from day to day. Put on …


You Are Not Your Ego

For many athletes, this time of year is when we begin to crawl back out of hibernation. Last season is far behind us, and a well-deserved break has been taken. Now the thoughts of all the potential that this year could bring is catching up. New PRs, beating old rivals, and maybe some new gear you’ve …


Goal Setting, Part One: Why is Setting Goals So Important?

Too many of us wake up each morning, go through the motions day after day, waiting for the day when suddenly our dreams will come true: “Someday I’m going to get in shape.” “I’d love to be able to do a pull-up.” “I’m going to be paying on this student loan until I die.” While …


Move Better, Perform Better: An Introduction to Mobility Training

What if I told you that you could simultaneously improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury in as little as 20 minutes a day? You’d probably think that I was going to try to sell you a shake weight. But alas, I’m only going to attempt to sell you on something that you …


Avoid Over-Training at the Beginning of the Season

The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer. That also means that for most cyclists, race season is drawing closer. After months of being confined to basement trainer sessions, the sunshine can tempt many riders to quickly increase their training level. Some may have also slacked off during the winter months and …


The Foundations of Endurance Training

Every endurance athlete is setting their goals for 2015: goals about racing faster, racing a new distance, or even taking on new sport – but they are always about challenging oneself to achieve more.  To reach their goals, athletes take a significant amount of time considering things such as what races to sign up, new …