Category Archives: Training

Tips for a Struggling Cat 4

In my previous post I answered a question from Rob, a self described struggling Cat 4, in regards to his test data (VO2 Max, FTP, etc) and if he had reached his potential yet.  The overall answer was ‘no’, but … Continue reading

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Reader Question – Struggling Cat 4

I received a question recently and wanted to give it a public answer.  The question in pretty in depth, but gives enough information to give an in depth answer that I hope you will find interesting. First of all, great … Continue reading

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Weekly Update

Ok folks, my life is finally starting to settle down a tiny bit.  I know the posting frequency has decreased, but I am going to keep things as steady as possible with at least a post or two per week … Continue reading

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Group Rides

I got a good question last week and I thought I would address the various issues it bring up in a detailed post.  Here is the question: For rides like the Gateway Ride or Oval Ride, for the elite categories, … Continue reading

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Weekly Update

Each season presents unique challenges.  This year I have already seen that scheduling workouts and races will be my biggest challenge.  Last year I had a very stable job, and I hadn’t yet worn out my wife, so I rode … Continue reading

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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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