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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Are You Catching the RIGHT “ZZZZ”s??

It should come as no surprise, that sleep is one of the highest contributing factors to an athletes ability to perform. And it isn’t just the quantity of hours slept, its the quality of those hours that really drives the force between recovering, and not. Sleep is a natural stimulus to your body, to reduce chemicals […]

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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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Water Challenge – Drink Up!

For two weeks, challenge yourself to drink 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight. This means, if you weigh 140 pounds, you’re drinking 140 ounces of water. Don’t think it’s possible to drink that much? Trust me, it is. The BPC coaches have been doing it for years, ensuring they are hydrated and ready […]

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Tips for Stress Management

It comes at us in many forms – school, work, relationships, training, kids, daily life…shall I go on? It affects everything from our mental state, to our physical state, and probably more than you think it does: – Your blood vessels constrict & raise your blood pressure. – Your heart works too hard for too long, raising your risk of hypertension […]

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