Category: Life Balance

What does it mean to be a professional cyclist?  From the outside it may seem simple: you ride your bike well and get paid to do it. But being truly professional is much more than just pedaling. A professional bike …

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This week I took part in a bike race that didn’t go quite how I wanted. I didn’t win, felt I could have done better, and although I finished reasonably well, I was left with some ‘what ifs,’ which have …

The Fine Art of Self Talk in Cycling Performance Read More »

“I think I can, I know I can”      – a personal story and reflection of overcoming obstacles and being safe by Coach Kori Seehafer Some of the best educational experiences occur during major setbacks. The biggest lessons come …

I Think I Can, I Know I Can – Using a Major Setback as Inspiration to Bounce Back Read More »

A knowledgeable coach can be a great asset for any athlete, but in order for you to get the true value of the coaching relationship, your coach needs to be a good communicator and respect the client/coach business service relationship. …

Eight Qualities of a Good Coach Read More »

Cyclocross, which started as a way for road racers to have fun, add some variety to their training programs and avoid racing withdrawal in fall and winter has recently become a major sport in its own right. Where wrecking road …

Time to Train for Cyclocross? The conflict between road and cross seasons Read More »

Sleep is the elephant in the room when it comes to training plans. If you want to be a champion cyclist, your training hours need to roughly match those of your strongest competitors. It is possible to tweak training to …

The Elephant in the Room: Getting Enough Sleep Read More »

Many factors will affect the effectiveness of your relationship with your coach and your success in reaching your fitness goals. While natural talent and the training itself play important roles in athletic success, many other details can impact how your …

Keys to a Successful Training Program and Coach Relationship Read More »

Fall is finally here, and for many of us roadies this means the end of the racing season has also arrived. It’s time to take a well-deserved break from all the hard work you’ve been doing on the bike. The …

Rest for Road Racers – Should You Take an End-of-Season Break Read More »

The biggest challenge for most non-professional endurance athletes is simply finding enough time to train and recover on a daily basis. Here are some tips to help you save a few minutes here and there that can add up to …

Tip of the Month: Find More Time to Train Read More »

By Joe Landry As an athlete, your beliefs dictate your behavior and, consequently, your performance. When an athlete truly believes something, he or she tends to perform in a way that reflects that belief. Your capabilities are governed by beliefs …

The Value of Self Belief Read More »

When one takes up cycling, one gets more than a healthy activity, an outlet for competitive urges, an excuse to travel and a hole in one’s wallet. One can also choose to become part of the community of cyclists. There …

Death Stalks the Peloton Read More »

We’ve all been impacted by it, in one way or another; whether personally, professionally or financially every one of us has been hit in some way by the global downturn in the economy. We’re dealing with less money in our …

Finding Motivation in a Down Economy Read More »

by Mike Henderson How many times have you gotten to your hotel during a business trip, looking forward to a workout only to realize you didn’t have your clothes.  Or, maybe you had your clothes but it was late at …

Training While Traveling for the Busy Business Person Read More »

By Associate Coach Jenni Gaertner Every year in November and December I mourn the waning daylight hours. Motivation gets harder to maintain when I find myself driving to work in the dark and returning home the same way. Unfortunately, the …

Riding at Night Read More »

by Wenzel Coaching Experts Heather D’Eliso Gordon, RD, CSSD and K.C. Wilder PhD Q:  Help! I’m addicted to diet soda, the bubbles and the taste. I know it’s bad for me, but it’s become a crutch during my workday. Any …

Nutrition Q & A: The addictive powers of diet soda Read More »