All posts tagged strategies


Riding And Training In The Heat

It’s summertime and the hot weather has arrived. Are you prepared for riding and training in the heat? Before you go charging off into the blazing hot for a marathon […]

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Stretching vs. Movement Preparation

Is there a difference between stretching and movement preparation? Yes, there is… and a significant one. Stretching is the sustained elongation of a muscle or group of muscles. Movement preparation […]

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What We Really Need

I had an epiphany. And this was not just any epiphany.  It was an epiphany about bicycling. It seems that as I get older, I have epiphanies all the time. […]

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What’s In Your Training Ride?

Today’s athletes are bombarded with advice on how to maximize their performance.   The would-be coach, the athletic trainer, the former-pro-athlete-turned-performance-guru, the bona fide exercise physiologist, the enthusiast blogger (ahem, excluding […]

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Stupid Stuff

We all do stupid things. We all make mistakes. It’s human nature. How about opening that well-shaken two-liter bottle of root beer while standing in the middle of your carpeted living […]

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The Skinny On Weight Loss For Cyclists

You can never be too rich, too tan, or too thin, right?  Um, wrong.  Being too rich creates all kinds of problems.  Skeptical?  Just ask Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, or […]

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Navigating The Sand

There are three certainties in mountain biking: 1. You will get dirty; 2. You will crash; 3. You will ride through sand. How you respond to inevitabilities No. 1 and […]

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The Benefits of Olive Oil

Everyone at loves olive oil.  But, not just any olive oil, though.  We love Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).  It is our favorite. Greek legend has it that […]

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Become A Better Athlete — Develop Your Intuition!

For the vast majority of athletes, training focuses solely on the physical.  Every training plan uses the same basic principles to prepare an athlete’s body for competition: stress-rest, progressive resistance, specificity, […]

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The Death of Coaching

The coach is dead!  Long live the coach! Remember Coach (insert name here)?  Baseball cap.  Whistle on lanyard hanging around his neck.  T-shirt with school/team logo on it.  Khaki shorts. White […]

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