Winter time provides us with many good cross training activities to keep us in good shape. The common outdoor sports we can do to keep fit are snow-shoeing, skating, cross country skiing (both classic and also skate skiing) hockey and to a lesser extent downhill skiing. What I look for in...
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POST SEASON BLUES Feeling post race or event season blues? Have just come off a great season and completed some big goals? Well congratulations!! But now what? The power of goal setting and the feeling we get when we accomplish the goal, is really very empowering. Some of you out there, may have had the...more
When riding this time of year, cyclists should not only be checking the temperature, but also the relative humidity levels, and looking at these levels on an hourly basis. In parts of Canada and the United States located close to lakes, the weather websites will also provide an additional reading, that is known...more
I coach many individuals who have different goals. Some want structure and don’t care about heart rates, power (watts) speed or cadence. Others want to lose weight and choose cycling for their cardiovascular exercise. And then there are those who are keen to improve speed, power and efficiency to compete in races, or...more
Winter training with: THE MOVE, THE WORKOUT, and THE POST RIDE This month my focus is a very simple exercise to help create a strong pelvis. When the pelvis is strong and stable we are able to cycle, run, swim or do anything else with a lower change of injury. As cycling is a...more
1. Dress so you feel slightly cool. As the temperature starts to rise and your core temperature increases, you’ll begin to sweat. That can cause the clothes next to your core to become wet, which stops their wicking ability and leads to chills. The key here is to avoid being overdressed, as you will...more
To make it easy I’ve created two checklists for you to use to help you determine what category you fall into, long and easier, or shorter and more intense. Each of the rides below, other than the recovery rides, should also have an additional 10 – 15 minutes of warm up and cool...more
Recovery is seen as the most important of the two pillars of training. The first pillar is the training stress, which is simply the riding you are doing. If you recover quickly after riding long or riding hard, this is a good indicator of your fitness level. Much of the time needed for...more
Athletes of all kinds including cyclists, runners, Triathletes and Duathletes are looking for an edge over the competition. Training systems/programs have been used for decades to get the athletes to where they want to be. However, more recently, to gain an advantage, these athletes have been turning towards better techniques to recover after...more
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