- Took advantage of the great weather today and headed for the hills!
- The gloves are off! (Literally) perfect weather this afternoon in .
- The upside of a 'real' workweek: a real weekend! 7 hours on the schedule today and tomorrow. Weather cooperating too!
- .@ I am both an amateur cyclist and writer. Your praise means a lot. Thank you.
- Today: 40m car commute. Work 4hrs. Sneak 30m strength in a park during lunch. Work 4hrs. 40m back home. 1h on the rollers.
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Monthly Archives: January 2011
I just finished my first training cycle today and thought I would give some details of how it went. The Cyclist’s Training Bible Calls this phase “Base 1″, indicating it is the first phase of ‘base’ training, which focuses primarily … Continue reading
Okay, so it wasn’t technically training, but it involved riding a bike (sort of) so I figured I’d give it a shot. Goldsprints describes a particular type of roller racing which usually includes the use of fork stands. The races … Continue reading
I thought I’d offer a little more detail on what specifically is an ‘endurance ride’. This makes up about 60% of my training hours this time of year. It is meant to stress my aerobic system (cardiovascular and metabolic). The … Continue reading
I have to admit I am biased, as I have never had a coach. I know one can go very far in the sport of cycling using only intuition and knowledge gained through reading and research; Heather Irmiger (Multiple US … Continue reading
I haven’t been able to find my comfort zone yet to use TrainingPeaks for all my workout planning and data collection. If I could use WKO+, this would probably be my one-stop-shop, but it is windows only. One problem I … Continue reading
One of my goals I mentioned earlier was to build a time trial bike I could ride regularly, to accustom myself to the position and improve my performance in races. Obviously, a purpose built time trial bike would be ideal. … Continue reading
There are varying opinions on the necessity of indoor training. Some say that every hour on the trainer is a year off your life, and that if it is too cold to ride you should be cross training, or you … Continue reading
In case you haven’t noticed, I am a believer in Joe Friel’s “old” training methods. For one, they have worked for me in the past. But, there are many philosophies for cycling training. Supposedly when Eddy Merckx, likely the greatest … Continue reading
After a successful 2010 season, it is time to start planning for 2011, and the first step is goal setting. I completed my two biggest goals for 2010: Upgrade to Cat 2 and Win a Cat 3 race. The third … Continue reading