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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 »

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 …

Jessica Cutler Promoted to Head Coach 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 »

Take Advantage of Group Dynamics to Better Your Strength Workouts It’s 6:45 AM on November 21st several years ago. Snow and ice blow over the sidewalks as early-risers pour their first cup of coffee. Most people will be on their …

The Power of Group Training Read More »

Relationships with food are complex, particularly for athletes. Adequate and ideal nutrition for health, appearance, and performance can suffer when the focus primarily is on reaching a fixed “ideal” body weight. While a high power-to-weight ratio is essential for success …

Is Your Relationship with Food Undermining Your Athletic Goals? Read More »

Watch Clara Honsinger take on the world’s best Under-23 racers in Valkenburg, Netherlands, TOMORROW, Saturday the 3rd! I had been up for 32 hours – only 30 if you count the two quick hours of sleep on the plane – …

Athlete Perspective: Clara Honsinger’s First Trip to the CX World Championship Read More »

By Liz Varner If you are primarily a cyclist, adding a triathlon, duathlon, running or other multisport event to your year is a great way to cross train, refresh a season or just try something a little different. Some coaches …

Adding a Triathlon or Running Event to Your Cycling Season Read More »

Sometimes we have that elusive day off from all our responsibilities and a hankering to get away from it all with a ride on rarely used trails, but no buddy to play hooky with us. Riding alone in the backcountry …

Six Tips for Safer Solo Backcountry Mountain Biking Read More »

How good a cyclist are you? You may or may not be super fit, but skills can make riding more fun and can make you a safer, faster, more victorious cyclist or a better ride buddy no matter how fast …

Can You Do These Essential Road and Off-Road Cycling Skills? Read More »

Preparation is Key for Keeping it Fun in the Cold on a Snow Bike Baby, it’s cold outside; but I want to ride. Those of us living in environments where the earth is white for several months and the pavement …

How to Equip to Ride a Fat Bike in the Snow Read More »

by Jami Min That’s right.  You’re going over your season in your mind, reviewing all those spots where if you’d just been a little stronger, a little faster…if you’d had just a tiny bit more endurance it would have made …

Your 2017 Season Starts Today!  With…Resting? Read More »

Cooling down after a race isn’t cool any more. I mean, when The New York Times has pointed to studies showing that cooling down doesn’t reduce muscle soreness, it’s likely the practice won’t survive for long. If it doesn’t reduce …

Whoa There! Don’t Skip That Cooldown Read More »

Your body position on the mountain bike and how you use your points of contact with the bike make a huge difference when you hit the tricky sections of a course: the switchbacks, the dive-bomb descents, the wall-climbs. For inexperienced …

Improve Mountain Bike Skills through Your Points of Contact Read More »

I grew up at 7000 ft. altitude in New Mexico, spent my early adult life living in Utah where I trained and played in elevations above 8000 ft. regularly, but I now live in Oregon at 3000 ft. and am …

How Not to Be Crushed When Competing at High Altitude Read More »

By Rob Butner Ever thought of riding a triathlon on a mountain bike or running a rocky trail instead of pounding pavement? When I tell people I’ve raced triathlons for the past 10 years, many of them imagine the Hawaiian …

How to Train for Your First XTERRA Triathlon Read More »