Tips to Beat Those Cold Rides

Growing up in Minnesota as a junior, and experiencing collegiate cycling in Colorado gave me quite a bit of experience in the “cold” weather department. Some of my favorite stories to tell are those of cross country skiing in high school, with temperatures well below -30 degrees F, having school cancelled because of cold – not because […]

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Coach Andy to USA Cycling Board

Super exciting news for Coach Andy as he was elected to the USA Cycling Board of Directors this month! In his new role Coach Andy will have a real ability to be a part of positive change for both track and all of cycling in the US. Here’s what Andy had to say on his […]

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A Message From Coach Andy

A BIG “Thank You” From Coach Andy   “I don’t sugar coat shit.” For those of you who have worked with me for more than probably a single day, you know that to be painfully true. I’m straight to the point, unapologetically direct and concise in my approach. I will push you to be the […]

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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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