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About Russell

I have been racing bicycles for a decade. This blog will chronicle my efforts as a Category 2 road racer and lining up with the PROs.

Science Review – Race Nutrition

I have a friend who has access to scientific journals and one recently caught my eye, so I asked for a copy.  Unfortunately I can’t post it here in its entirety, but I can summarize and quote it for your … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weekly Update

For this weekly update, I am going to give an overview of my first phase of training, Base 1. The first two weeks were flawless. I met my goal hours and every workout. This can be pretty tough to do … Continue reading

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Top Posts of 2011

In case you missed any good reading this year, I will link and summarize my most viewed posts of 2011.  Readership on the blog ballooned in April, and a few of these posts are before then, so perhaps you missed … Continue reading

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Base 1 & Weekly Schedule

I’m in the middle of my first phase of Base training.  If you’re going ‘By the Book’, The Cyclist’s Training Bible, then you’ll know this phase as “Base 1″.  This is the first organized phase of training and focuses on … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weekly Update

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a Weekly Update published, but now that I’m back to regular training, I’ve got a few things say.  Training has been going along, and I’ve had a few good and (more) bad days.  … Continue reading

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Why the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge WONT include Flagstaff Mountain

Since the host cities announcement last week, everyone in Boulder has been going crazy with speculation of a finish up Flagstaff.  Personally, I think this would be the most awesome thing in the whole world.  Unfortunately, I don’t think it … Continue reading

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2012 Annual Training Plan

Planning is critical for a successful season, but first you must know what you’re planning for.  The first thing I do is set goals for the upcoming season.  I look at the dates of the goal events (usually from the … Continue reading

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2011 Reader Survey

I’ve decided to conduct a reader survey.  The blog has been consistently growing and I wanted to take a quick minute of your time to see how I’m doing and get some quick feedback.  My goal is to best suit … Continue reading

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2011 Year in Review

The first step in planning for 2012 is to look at how my 2011 Annual Training Plan worked.  Of course, I didn’t always stick to the plan, but here is a quick summary of my goals and achievements in 2011. … Continue reading

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Clavicle Fracture and ORIF – 8 weeks and Final Update

Today is 8 weeks after my clavicle fracture, and seven weeks since my surgery.  My recovery was uncomplicated, and combined with a conservative return to activity I have healed quickly. Last week I went to my orthopedist for my six … Continue reading

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