Elevated Legs Review

The second most important element to training is recovery.  Recover fast and often and you will be able to train harder, become stronger, and go faster.   There are many ways to apply recovery to your daily training routine: 8-9hrs a sleep a night, mid-day naps, hydration, nutrition, massage, stretching and compression.   For proper […]

Coach Chris Baddick

Welcome Associate Coach Chris Baddick

I’m super excited to announce that Chris Baddick is joining MTBCoach as an associate coach.  Chris is a well known athlete and great friend to many people in Colorado and abroad.  Not only is he one of the nicest guys you’ll meet, he’s one heck of a fast bike racer. Chris’s educational background in physiology […]

Do you need a coach?

I’ve heard some great reasons why  you need a coach.  I’ve even heard someone say “Everyone should have a coach”.  I’ve also heard a lot of different reasons why you don’t need a coach.  These reasons were not directed at me personally, but comments I’ve heard on the trail or ease dropping on friends and […]

Pacing Strategy for Endurance and Ultra Endurance Events

One of the topics I get asked frequently is about executing a pace strategy for endurance and ultra endurance events. Properly pacing your race will help you place higher and feel stronger at the end of the race. Whether you are using a power meter, heart rate monitor or perceived exception rate you can use […]

2013 Growler Race footage

The Growler is one of the most fun races in Colorado. The whole weekend is a blast, from hanging out with friends at the KOA to the end of the race itself.  The course is fantastic and well laid out.  The single track has fast flowy sections, and technical rock outcroppings.  It’s not for the novice MTB’er.  You need fitness […]

Daily Recovery for Optimum Performance

Recovery is a major part of training and is nessecary to rebuild muscles and and clear the mind. As you start entering your Build and Race Phase of your training, recovery become even more important so you can do it all again the following day.  Master (40+) athletes  recovery time takes longer then those in […]

Fruita MTB Camp 2013 Recap

The first MTB Coach spring training camp was a success. We had six people of varying skills, from beginner to expert take on some of best and most fun trails in Fruita CO. The Trek Colorado Racing Team attended to lead rides and give tips on riding and race throughout the weekend. The first day […]

SRM MTB 2×10 Power Meter Review

SRM is the gold standard in power meters.  I don’t know if they were the first to come up with a power meter for bikes, but they have been around a long time.  They were one of the only power meters available for  many years.  SRM is known for their high quality products and excellent customer service. […]

24hrs in The Old Pueblo 2013

The 2013 edition of the 24hrs in the Old Pueblo was my 4th start of a 24hr solo.  I had completed in the previous years edition and ended up 3rd there and my goal was to just get through without stopping for any significant time and have a good time.  I easily accomplished that goal. […]