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DEALING WITH POST RACE BLUES

  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...
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CYCLING IN HEAT AND HUMIDITY

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...
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TRAINING HEART RATE ZONES

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...
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Fall cycling – clothing selection

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...
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ATHLETE RECOVERY TOOLS

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...
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COMPRESSION SOCKS FOR RECOVERY

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...
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