High Performance Checklist

Performing at your best requires more than just on the bike training. It requires you full attention to the finest details. As your competition gets even closer, its time to crunch down on these items, to make sure you are performing your best. [ ] Sleep – Quality over quantity. It’s time to catch those […]

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Tapering: Dos and Don’ts

So this is it. The BIG one is just around the corner. While nearly everyone I know has spent at least the last 12 months thinking about this, most of you have been thinking of this since it was announced summer of 2015. You’ve invested countless hours grinding away in the saddle, sweating at the […]

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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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