MountainBikeRadio: MTBCoach with Apex Nutrition

We had a great show today on Mountain Bike Radio.  Ben and I talk with Kelli from Apex Nutrition about race nutrition.  There is a lot of great information here about what to eat 1 week out from a race and race day nutrition. Listen to internet radio with Mountain Bike Radio on Blog Talk Radio

The annual pilgrimage to the desert (24hr solo prep)

It’s been a while since my last post so I thought I’ve give an update to what I’m up to.  This time of year is usually busy with new and existing clients coming on board to tune their skills for the upcoming season, and  also preparing for a 24 solo.  This year is my third […]

Building a Foundation For a Successful Race Season

If you haven’t already, now it the time to set some goals for your next race season.   The best way to do that is look back on the season and assess how you did on the goals you set last year.   These goals could have been big ones like doing your first 24 […]

Back to Basics: Base Training Webinar

I will be presenting a discussion on Base Training on two separate occasions, once in Nov, the other in Dec.  The first is hosted on Mountain Bike Radio Nov 14  and the second at TrainingPeaks Dec 4.  I will explain base training, what to do before  your base training phase begins and describe some workouts used during […]

Interview with Mountain Bike Radio

Ben at Mountain Bike Radio interviewed me about my race at 24hrs of Moab, off season, and recovery. I thought the interview went well and hope to do another in the near future. If you didn’t get a chances to listen live, here is the recorded episode. I’d like to know what you think, and  what […]

24hrs of Moab

The 24hrs of Moab was on my mind since early spring soon after  24hrs in the Old Pueblo.  I knew 2012 was the last year for the race and I wanted to do it before it was gone. After my original support crew (my wife and kids) backed out because of other commitments  I was planning […]

Improve MTB Race Starts

MTB Start intervals are a great way to improve your race starts.   These workouts are an all out effort for 1-2 min, then zone 4-5 for 10 min.  These will improve your speed at MTB races, either XC, Endurance, or 2-4 person relay events. This chart shows a recent workout from a client.  The […]

Stans NoTubes ZTR 29er Race Gold Wheelset Review

Mountain bike riding and racing is a lot easier with lighter bikes.  The  lighter the bike and rider, the faster you go.  Light wheels have a great advantage over heavy wheels, where acceleration and  snap is much harder to accomplish with heavy wheels. Fatigue sets in sooner with heaver wheels.  29’er wheels are heavier then traditional 26’er […]