24hrs In the Old Pueblo Result

I had a little redemption going into this race after last year. My goal was a top 5 placing and ride without extended breaks. I exceeded my goal by placing 3rd. If you are interested in looking at the profile on Training peaks, go here for the first 15hrs, and here for the remainder of the […]

Quarq Quatro MTB Power Meters For Sale

We are taking preorders for the Quarq Quatro MTB Power Meter. This is a crank based power meter that is on the SRMA X.0 crank set. All power meter purchases include a 6 month custom training plan ($300 value) to get you started with your new power meter.         The crank come […]

Steady State Intervals

I was stuck inside for my workout today and did some steady state intervals.  I chose 4 x 20 in tempo pace.    Here is an example graph of my workout.  The key to these workouts is to be steady in power, and cadence.  If you don’t have a power meter keep the speed and […]

Train smarter by training with power

If you wondering what you could to different for the next race season, you should consider buying and training with a power meter. Of course there could be other things that may help, such as more focus, better diet, build a bigger base etc.  However, if you feel you have peaked in your abilities and […]

Keystone Gulch and CO Trail Loop

I had a day to explore around keystone and headed up keystone gulch to the CO trail. I ended up going back up Tiger Road and catching the bottom part of the CO Trail and then looped back to the start. Lots of fun singletrack, accompanied by some good climbs. The weather was perfect and […]

Post Workout Smoothie Recipe

Updated on March 4 2107 I often get asked about a good post workout smoothie recipe to aid in post  recovery.  I’ve been making this smoothie right after about every workout for years.  I find it provides good energy, and gets the muscles ready for another day of training.  It’s filled with antioxidants, protein, and good carbs that […]

Improving Race Starts

The start of a MTB race is one of the most demanding parts of the race for many people.  Whether you want a good position before heading into the singletrack or you want to stay with the leaders through out the race, the start is a key part of a high finish. If you are […]

Slowly Building Form

Here is a 90 day view of my Performance Management Chart from TrainingPeaks. You can see the spikes of pink and yellow, which is my build and recovery.  The blue line is slowly pointing upward indicating an increase in form. Blue line: Form=Fitness+ Freshness Yellow Line – Freshness Pink Link – Fatigue (Fitness)

VO2 Max Workouts

One of my usual rides is on the Peak to Peak Hwy, between Black Hawk, CO and Nederland, CO. There a bunch of short hills that last 4-6 min.   When I do  the ride as an out and back, I get 8 good intervals, and each hill I use as the interval, then the short […]