What is Your “WHY?”

Our sport demands excellence. It demands perfection. All the elements from training your body physically, mentally, and emotionally have to come together on one single day to have our best performance. But before we get there, we need a motivating factor, to continue on day after day. That brings us to the question, “what is […]

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Believing You Can Fly

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan When I started track cycling, no one believed I could do it. I was supposed to be an endurance athlete, I was “wasting my talent”, and I “would never be good enough”. But […]

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Training for the BIG Picture

In 2014, I went into my first non-tapered elite national championships. And I got my butt handed to me in the time trial events, and I was s-l-o-w. I had been named to the Pan Am team, the first 2016 Olympic qualifying event, which was to be held just a few weeks after, and we […]

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Why Feedback is So Important

The coach/athlete relationship is built upon communication. We use training peaks as a simple form of communicating with our athletes on a daily basis. The task of completing your workout, uploading it, and writing a review of that days efforts, feelings, and emotions can be easily done, with the simple clicks of a button, and a […]

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Coach’s Corner: Plan, Prepare, Perform

Training sessions and racing doesn’t always happen inside temperature controlled indoor velodromes – sometimes it’s freezing, windy, rainy, and miserable. And there’s nothing worse than standing out there in a short sleeve and shorts, shivering like a plucked chicken. Whether I was training or racing, there are a few essentials I always packed. Notably, I […]

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Coach’s Corner – The Perfect Season

After living in LA for 5 years I had started to forget the many different meanings to the word “season”. In SoCal, regardless of the application, the season is always perpetual. The weather is always consistent and has only slight variations. The racing goes year round between multiple disciplines so there is always somewhere to […]

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Coach’s Corner – Driven to Win

With the Elite World Championships starting tomorrow, and the Rio Olympics only a few months away, it’s easy to get consumed with dreams and fantasies of winning each of our own “BIG” races. Picturing ourselves crossing the line a mere few millimeters in front of our rivals and claiming our medal/jersey/flowers in front of our […]

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