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Jan 3rd

2013

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New Years Resolutions

2013 is here!  Have you made any resolutions to help make this the year you make a big step forward in cycling results?  Here are a few suggestions: 1. Get a coach!  OK, that may be a bit self-serving on my part.  But having a coach will help you to get  your training on the […]

Dec 19th

2012

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Winter Endurance Rides

Last week’s blog dealt with indoor trainer workouts.  These are a necessary evil for work week training for most of us.  The weekends are the time for longer outdoor endurance rides.  Someone training 10-12 hours per week should try to get in rides both days with duration in the 2-4 hour range. You can mix […]

Dec 12th

2012

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Indoor Trainer Motivation

This is the time of the year that a lot of us are forced to ride the indoor trainer during the week.  Statistics show that over 90% of cyclists really don’t like indoor workouts (note-80% of statistics are made up).  But it’s a necessary part of your training plan.  Here are some tips on making the chore […]

Sep 5th

2012

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Season End Rest Week

The road season is coming to an end and a lot of us are finishing up the final races of the year.  Unless you are moving right into cyclocross you should consider scheduling in a bike-free week after your final competition.  This time of year you hear a lot of talk about being burnt out […]

Aug 22nd

2012

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August Blahs

This is the time of the year where motivation starts to wane.  It’s been a long road season and most of us are ready for a mental and physical break from racing (unless you are a cyclocrosser, then you still have a few moths to go!)  But there are still races to be ridden in the upcoming […]

Aug 13th

2012

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ProPower Offers CycloCross Training Programs

  Cyclocross season is almost here and ProPower Coaching is offering an affordable custom training program to help you attain your goals.  This program covers detailed training plans from now through your last race of the CX season up to and including the national championships.  The program details are as follows: -Initial coaching consultation including […]

Jul 25th

2012

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Recovery Week Diet

I think that we all look forward to recovery weeks.  After 2 or 3 hard weeks of hard, concentrated training a few days of easier riding is a physical and mental welcome.  Recently though I had a client say that he hated recovery weeks.  He felt that he always put weight back on during these. […]

Jun 20th

2012

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Recovery Tips for Two Races in One Day

Many of us are doing the Giro del Cielo stage race this weekend.  The first day has split stages, with a time trial in the morning and a circuit race in the afternoon.  Here are a few tips to help you recover between the races.  This would also apply to days where you double up […]

Jun 6th

2012

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Training Micro Cycles

The vast majority of training programs utilize a program of traditional periodization.  Most of us are familiar with the gradual buildup through the season form prep to base to build to peak. Within the yearly macro cycle are many micro cycles of training.  These are generally 3 or 4 week cycles that build additional training […]

May 30th

2012

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Solo Attack Intervals

Initiating a successful solo breakaway is one of the hardest tasks in bike racing.  It’s also one of the most rewarding so it makes sense to do some specific training to increase your chances of getting and staying away. A solo attack requires a short near maximal effort to get the initial gap, then several minutes of above threshold […]

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