Stepping it Up This Coming Season

By USAC Level 1 and TrainingPeaks Certified ALP Coach Jennifer Sharp  When I first started racing a decade ago, cyclingnews.com had a section in their website dedicated to mental training. I gravitated to this section more than tech reviews or race results – I wanted to know what I could do to train my mind to become… Continue reading Stepping it Up This Coming Season

Every Year Comes with new Challenges- The Three Most Important Things I Learned This Season.

This week’s blog post is written by ALP Athlete Abby Mickey who races on UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. Every year comes with new challenges. The key is to take those challenges in stride and learn from them. Challenges are good for you. They help you grow as an athlete and, more importantly, as a person.… Continue reading Every Year Comes with new Challenges- The Three Most Important Things I Learned This Season.

Digging into the Pain Cave- Part 3

By USAC Level 1 ALP Coach Jennifer Sharp  At the end of July, Alison and I attended the TrainingPeaks Endurance Coaching Summit held at Colorado University, Boulder.The Summit brought together over 150 coaches, physiologists, psychologists, business and thought leaders based in the field of endurance sports. During the break out sessions, attendees could choose between different lectures,… Continue reading Digging into the Pain Cave- Part 3