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
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.
By Swiss Miss, TrainingPeaks Certified, and ALP Coach Patricia Schwager Off season is here and that means time off, time for vacation, or time for activities that you can’t really do during race season. Unless you are racing CX races- then your situation is different. There are some things you should and shouldn’t do during… Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of the Off Season
What: January Tucson Training Camp. The focus will be base miles, 3-5hrs daily and can be tailored toward individual goals and needs. As always, we will include skills training- riding in a group, time trialing, cornering, climbing, and sprinting. Each evening we will have a athlete/coach meeting and a group discussion about training, racing, nutrition,… Continue reading January Tucson Training Camp
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
By USAC Level 2 and TrainingPeaks Level 1 certified ALP Cycles Coach and Owner Alison Powers Finding a cycling coach is pretty easy. If you Google ‘Cycling Coaches’ many options come up. Here in the Denver/Boulder area, there are at least 40 coaches you can choose from. However, finding 1- a good coach and 2- a… Continue reading Find a Cycling Coach- How to