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Special blog post by ALP athlete Raquel Miller who works with Coach Alison Powers. April 2013 was my first month of coaching with Alison Powers/ALP Cycles Coaching. Nearly three years later, and she is still my coach, even though I have decided I no longer want to be a bike racer; just a fit person. My last… Continue reading Be a “Really Realistic” Bike Racer
This week’s blog post is written by ALP Athlete Mia Cheeseman who works with ALP Coach Jennifer Sharp . Too often, life gets in the way of our cycling training. If it’s not work, it’s a relationship or family stressor that inverts itself ever so inconveniently, thus creating a challenge to find a way to balance it… Continue reading Training Through Life
By Swiss Miss, TrainingPeaks Certified, and ALP Coach Patricia Schwager It is my turn to write a blogpost this week. I had some ideas in my mind about what I could write in this January blogpost. But today’s date; December 31st reminded me that today is the very last day of 2015. Crazy…where did the time… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution(s)
By USAC Level 2 and TrainingPeaks Level 1 certified ALP Cycles Coach and Owner Alison Powers After spending 4.5 hours re-creating our Off Season Strength Program last Saturday, I was sore. My glutes, upper back, and hamstrings all had signs of DOMS. DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) is a common result of physical activity that stresses the… Continue reading Strength Training, Cyclists and DOMS
By USAC Level 1 and TrainingPeaks Certified ALP Coach Jennifer Sharp It’s the holidays and your Aunt’s green bean casserole just wouldn’t taste the same without those fried crunchy onions on top. And she would never forgive you if didn’t heap a ton of it on your plate and eat every. single. bite. Not to… Continue reading 5 Tips on Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
By Swiss Miss, TrainingPeaks Certified, and ALP Coach Patricia Schwager Having to deal with a cold or flu is no fun. Getting sick is always a setback in training. It takes time and energy to recover from a cold or flu. The best thing we can do is to avoid the flu season or getting… Continue reading Tips to Avoid the Flu Season