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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
Here in Colorado, our winter weather is sometimes not conducive for a big ‘burn lots of calories’ ride before eating a holiday dinner. For those that like to ski and/or play in the snow, winter weather is great for them. For those of us who prefer to ride our bikes over the holidays, snow and cold is not so… Continue reading Holiday Workout
It’s the time of year when many people start to think about 2016 and their cycling and performance goals. Having a coach in your side can help you on your way to achieving those goals. Having a great coach in your corner leads you, teaches you, helps you, and makes sure you achieve those goals.… Continue reading What Makes a Great Coach?
By USAC Level 2 and TrainingPeaks Level 1 certified ALP Cycles Coach and Owner Alison Powers Not a lot of attention is spent on how we sit on our bikes. Yes, most of us take the time to get a proper bike fit, which is good. However, a proper bike fit is one thing, what you… Continue reading Posture on the Bike