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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Racing Block

It’s been a while since I’ve written a race report, or anything on this site for that matter.    The Steamboat Stinger was the end of a big racing block for me.  After the Bailey Hundo I started a build period that lasted 3 weeks, which also included the Firecracker 50, with the Breckenridge 100 […]

30 x 30 Intervals, Peak Power Output

Here is a great example of a training session for XC and Endurance racing.    This workout is using power at zone 7 (150% ftp) for 30 sec on, and 30 secs. off.  There are 4 sets of 5 intervals each with a 5 min rest between interval.  Each set includes 5 intervals at 30sec […]

March Plan Sales Support Bailey Hundo

I’m racing in the Bailey Hundo this year.  The event is developed to fund raise for many Colorado organizations.  All proceeds go to Colorado Mountain Biking Association (COMBA), Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder (TFK) and Colorado High School Cycling League (Colorado League). This year I will donate ALL my plan sales in March to the Bailey Hundo.  If […]