Month: May 2010

Don’t be a rat

I first got seriously into bike racing when I was 23, after a decade of bicycle touring. I was young enough to dream of turning pro and riding in the Tour de France. I had great base from thousands of

Posted in Philosophical Musings, Training

Are You Ready for a Midseason Break?

It can happen either gradually or suddenly: you start to lose motivation, the intervals are more of a chore than usual or you don’t feel like going to the race. These are all signs that the first peak of your

Posted in Life Balance, Recovery, Season Planning, Training

Let’s Get Real: In season training and tactics

The racing season is here. Racers are hitting peak fitness and doing their best racing of the year. In some districts there are opportunities to race six or seven days per week including the track, mid-week TTs and twilight criteriums.

Posted in Performance Tips, Race Strategy, Season Planning
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