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
By USAC Level 2 and TrainingPeaks Level 1 certified ALP Cycles Coach and Owner Alison Powers For most of us, we don’t have 15-25hrs each week to train and ride our bike. We have to make the most of what time to train we have. For this reason each training ride or workout session must be… Continue reading Quality Over Quantity
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