By USAC Level 2 and TrainingPeaks Level 1 certified ALP Coach Alison Powers For most of us, we don’t have 15-25hrs each week to train and ride our bike. Between family, work, and life chores, it’s hard to find time each day to ride. We have to make the most of what time to train we… Continue reading Training with Minimal Time
This past Wednesday evening was our June ALP ride and the topic was criterium racing. Criterium (crit) racing is a lot more than going around in a circle for 45min and sprinting at the end. Tactics, skills, team work, and fitness all come into play when racing a crit. The things we talked about and practiced… Continue reading Criterium Racing- tips and skills
ALP Coach Jennifer Sharp was in Colorado Springs this week coaching the USA Cycling Talent ID Mountain Bike Camp. While there, she was asked a question by a young athlete that spurred this blog post. A young athlete asked me recently: “So, do I just need to lay it all out there and go faster on… Continue reading Mental Training- stay in the comfort zone or strive to go further?
By Swiss Miss and ALP Coach Patricia Schwager How seriously are you taking recovery? Are you doing enough to recover from training and racing? A lot of athletes underestimate the need for recovery and the power of recovery. First important thing to do is cooling-down. Make sure you are doing a cool-down after finishing a… Continue reading Importance of Recovery