Author: Kendra Wenzel

By Head Coach Kendra Wenzel If you’ve been racing consistently since early spring, it’s very likely that you’re reaching some kind of burnout now, especially if you don’t have major late-season goals or don’t plan to race cyclocross this fall. …

Dealing with End-of-Season Burnout, and How to Remedy It Read More »

“Ride Clean” to most cyclists means staying drug free. While all athletes should stick to this sort of riding clean, there’s another kind of “ride clean” in ‘cross racing that truly is performance enhancing. The “ride clean” I’m talking about …

Ride Clean – in the dirt Read More »

The warm-up is a mystery to many athletes. Too little warm-up and the body may protest under the fire of a high beginning race pace. Too much warm-up, and valuable energy and calories may have been wasted before race crunch …

Dial in Your Warm-up Read More »

Winds can play a major role in the outcome of any race. From conserving energy to advancing position in the pack, wind can be a valuable ally or unwelcome foe. Come race day, knowing how to read and position for …

Don’t Just Be Dust in the Wind Read More »

(Originally published in Velonews Magazine in 2007) by Head Coach Kendra Wenzel Two racers follow a nearly identical, demanding training pattern. They have similar goals, racing schedules, talents and strengths, plus a common team. One is a full-time athlete; the …

Working Overtime – Minimizing stress is key to balancing racing and a full time job Read More »

Athletes often get sidelined in the early season, whether from overtraining, an overuse injury or a crash. Most miss a week or two, then get back in the game after a week of rebuilding. The unlucky ones — or the …

Restarting from zero – When coming back from injury, take it slow Read More »