Race day can be stressful. Be prepared. Having a cyclocross packing list means you don’t have to rely on your memory to prepare. Cut your stress level in half by following these steps. Race-Day Packing In the morning of your …

How to Pack for a Cyclocross Race [The Ready-to-Race Packing Checklist] Read More »

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It may be tempting to wait for the all-clear from the meteorologists to resume training each spring, but the folks you’ll be racing against when the weather improves are training through the winter, and consecutive months of consistent training really …

Indoor Cycling Doesn’t Have to Suck Read More »

Jack with a first place trophy from a trail run

Jack Huddleston broke his neck in 2019. With resolve, patience, and the support of his Coach, Scott Saifer, Jack was back in competition by 2020. Before we get into the story, let us tell you more about Jack’s background and …

The Long Road to Coming Back From a Fractured Vertebrae Read More »

Ever wonder what it really takes to run an ultra-marathon and push far past the limits that you have imagined for yourself? Getting into ultra-marathon is a bumpy process, rife with pitfalls and setbacks. There are many details which can …

What It Takes to Run an Ultra-Marathon: An Interview with WC Athlete Henry Slocum Read More »

Becca Book looks back at her time in Emporia, Kansas, where she raced a singlespeed on sharp gravel for 206 miles. She raced it to the win. That’s right-Becca won the Women’s Singlespeed category in the 2021 Unbound Gravel Race! …

A Look Back at Becca Book’s Win at the 200-Mile Unbound Gravel, Women’s Single Speed Race Read More »

Head Coach Jessica Cutler stands in the Wenzel Coaching jersey, smiling

Wenzel Coaching is proud to promote Jessica Cutler of Seattle, WA to Head Coach. Originally coming to Wenzel Coaching as an athlete competing in road, cyclocross, track and mountain bike under the tutelage of Head Coach Kendra Wenzel, Jessica earned …

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So you’ve run a marathon or two, and you’ve “caught the bug.” You are now looking to finish with a faster time. How can you run faster marathons? If you asked me this question, the first thing I would want …

Three Essential Training Components to Run a Faster Marathon Read More »

A cyclist sitting on the ground holds her knee in pain

A good bike fit lets you deliver maximum power from your current fitness and lets you ride for hours without generating new injuries. It lets you comfortably use all the hand positions your bike offers If your bike fits correctly, …

Will a Bike Fit Fix My Knee or Back Pain on the Bicycle? Read More »

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Anecdotal reports say that bike sales are “through the roof” since the various states have told their citizens to stay indoors except for grocery shopping and exercise. Wenzel Coaching has received increasing numbers of Learn-to-Ride lesson inquiries from people who …

Yes, You Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle Now! – Learning to Ride Safely in the Era of COVID-19 Read More »

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Many if not most cyclists develop painful knees at some time in their cycling careers. You may be experiencing sore knees currently when you ride. If you are, make a change before riding again! If you ride with the same …

Knee Pain & the Cyclist [How to Prevent & Solve Knee Pain on the Bike] Read More »

As a physician I have been getting a lot of questions about training in this strange new world that we bike riders find ourselves in. As of March, 24, 2020 in western Colorado where I live, there are five confirmed …

Cycling in the Era of COVID-19 Read More »

A Wenzel Coaching client got back his positive COVID-19 test a few days ago. This is a strong, healthy 40-something guy who crushes the local club ride with regularity. He rides 10+ hours per week, lifts weights, stretches, and eats …

Please Take COVID-19 Seriously [A Cyclist’s Personal Experience with the Corona Virus] Read More »

A cartoon mandrill monkey rides a road bike with a helmet on. "Shut up, Monkey!"

As an athlete, you know you dread it: Deep into a training cycle a workout shows up in your plan that you fear you’re probably not going to finish. And you don’t finish. You’ll annotate the file or note in …

The Capacity Workout: When Failure Isn’t Read More »

Aside from saddle sores and knee pain, foot problems are among the most common afflictions of cyclists. In coaching recreational and competitive cyclists for the last three decades, I have found that there are several common reasons for foot pain, …

Six Causes of Foot Pain, Numbness, and Hot-Foot During Bicycling, and How to Solve Them Read More »

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What if we enhanced our efforts by visualizing how we want our bodies to move and perform? I don’t mean just picturing yourself lifting a goal weight, but mentally practicing the form you want?