Shaken, not stirred

Tragedy struck my adopted hometown of Boulder last Monday. I was in Seattle, helping my mom move, when Ben called to tell me that he was okay, not to worry, despite the national news and reports of an active shooter at the Table Mesa King Sooper. Wait, what? A mass shooting in Boulder? Of allContinue reading “Shaken, not stirred”

Full Body Cycling

Sorry for the crickets in the blog department. Since November, we’ve been working on some things behind the scenes and are getting to roll out some exciting new changes at Sharp Coaching! On a personal note, my lower back flared up multiple times since last October. I visited the chiropractor several times, saw two spineContinue reading “Full Body Cycling”

Coaches Need Coaches, Too

As a cycling coach, I often remind my athletes about the importance of having a mediation practice, working on their strength and conditioning, practicing yoga and keeping a journal on TrainingPeaks. I frequently check in with them and when one of those moving pieces starts to fall off of the radar, they start noticing imbalancesContinue reading “Coaches Need Coaches, Too”

Ben’s tips for master athletes

In a recent VeloNews article, Ben gave a couple of tips on how to compete as a master athletes and how important it is to focus on the process and not the outcome. Want to learn more about how to get the most out of your training? Check out this article: https://www.velonews.com/training/seven-habits-of-highly-successful-masters-cyclists/

Is Pain Real or Just a Figment of Your Imagination?

We all have that friend. You know the type: the one who can push harder and longer than anyone else you know. They’re often world champions and Olympic caliber athletes. They find themselves in the most grueling of sports and are able to practically nose breath through it, showing no signs they hurt. The ChloeContinue reading “Is Pain Real or Just a Figment of Your Imagination?”

Planning For The Unknown

One thing 2020 is good for is making you take a step back and really evaluate what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Especially as an athlete. Especially one who isn’t a professional and getting paid to pedal on two wheels as fast as possible. Remember how uncertain things were back in early March?Continue reading “Planning For The Unknown”

The Art of Living Simply

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being bombarded by messages: buy this, do that, judge that, compare this, look at these photos and videos, read this news story and do it all right now – nothing else matters. It drives me crazy. I wasn’t sleeping at night. Or if I did fallContinue reading “The Art of Living Simply”

Fueling For On The Bike Performance

This past weekend, Ben and I attempted a kitchen sink kind of workout. One that addresses all of the energy systems: endurance, sprints, VO2, sweet spot and finally 1 minute all out efforts. If there were ever a training ride to prepare you for the demands of racing, this is it. We fueled well thatContinue reading “Fueling For On The Bike Performance”

Staying Motivated

It’s still warm in the northern hemisphere and technically we’re just shy of two months left of summer. It’s August 3, 2020 and today is only the third day of road racing for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado. Normally, we’d have completed nearly an entire road season and cyclocross racers would be foaming atContinue reading “Staying Motivated”