One of my training goals this winter is to refocus on my aerobic base. Looking back on this past year of racing, there were some definite high points – won my age group once and made the podium three other times. But I know there’s room to improve. In both 70.3 races this year – […]Read more "Back to Basics: The Importance of a Strong Aerobic Base"
Each week I share a swim, bike, run, plyometric or strength workout from my training. Give it a shot and leave your feedback in the comments. I’m a couple weeks out from my final races of the season. This past weekend included my final preparation sessions before I begin my taper. Instead of the typical […]Read more "Workout of the Week: Weekend Race Simulation"
Each week I share a swim, bike, run, plyometric or strength workout from my training. Give it a shot and leave your feedback in the comments. Need to surge ahead to overtake the rider ahead of you? Need to catch the wheel in front of you? Need to maintain speed going over a short hill? […]Read more "Workout of the week: Out of the saddle surges"
I have a problem and I’m looking for ideas. Within the past couple weeks, my contacts started giving me issues while cycling. But, not both of them, just my right eye. After about 90 minutes of riding, wind, sweat, dryness, and dirt particles from the road conspire together to irritate my contact lens. On a […]Read more "Cycling and contact lenses"
Each week I share a swim, bike, run, plyometric or strength workout from my training. Give it a shot and leave your feedback in the comments. I’ve been on a mixed-session kick as of late. What do I mean by that? Well, instead of doing some hill repeats and a short race-pace time trial during […]Read more "Workout of the week: hill repeats with fast finish"
Debate is swirling in Minneapolis about the 10 mile per hour speed limit on bike trails in and around the Twin Cities. Yesterday the city’s park commission debated a proposal that would eliminate the speed limit on city park paths. In its place cyclists would be required to adhere to “reasonable and prudent” speeds, based […]Read more "Cyclists and speed limit laws"
I’ll be the first to admit that nutrition for endurance athletes is paramount. It’s the foundation for everything. Post-workout fueling is one key area. I’m not one to get hung up on the whole refuel within X number of minutes of working out. For me, I usually time my sessions just before meals. So, my […]Read more "Gatorade, Powerbar and Clif products the same as eating fast food post-workout"