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”

What Would You Do?

My dad is making his semi-annual pilgrimage from Florida back to Oregon next week. He, his wife and their three dogs are driving, stopping at various pet friendly hotels along the way. They want to stop and see Ben and I, which we want to see them too! Except… they have not been social distancing.Continue reading “What Would You Do?”

The Routine These Days

If it weren’t for my regularly scheduled Monday and Tuesday meetups, I’m sure the days would blend together and I wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. Wake up, check the news. See what’s new and hopefully not too depressing. This morning I read a headline that said although we’re getting bored by sheltering inContinue reading “The Routine These Days”

Building Resiliency

It’s impossible not to feel some form of anxiety these days. Our world is upended: the way we interact, the way we travel, the way we do business, the way we exercise, the way we shop for food – all of it has changed. And the media is right there, documenting every step along theContinue reading “Building Resiliency”