We have entered a new cycling season. Entering a new season requires the development of a training plan that will enable you to perform your best all year long. As you progress through the season, it’s natural to begin to favor certain facets of your training, but neglect others that may be just as important. People have a natural propensity to focus on tasks and training areas that they are already good at. This generally occurs because you enjoy...
It's all about the foundation
It’s winter in Florida which means it’s time to change your training regime. Like you, I want to spend more time on my bike. I want to become more fit and use the winter season to provide a solid foundation for the 2016 racing season. However, in the process of developing my off season training plan it is important I am strategic in order to prevent peaking in January. Off-season training is essential. Key elements...
Training to the demands of your Event- Part 2
The initial blog was dedicated to taking advantage of technology and the various web based tools allowing one to train to targeted events and the relevant demands. To revisit the post, click here-Training to the demands of your event (Part 1). Anyone that has targeted an event and met or exceeded their goals recognizes that having the power to deliver a result is a fraction of what goes into the preparation...
For many of us it has been a long season just know, the finish is right around the corner. For the bulk of us our primary goals for the 2013 season lie in the month of October. With that being said, it’s time to really focus on your objectives and begin to hone the mental facet of the sport.
Visualization- Take 10-15 minutes per day and let everything go. Close your eyes, control your breathing, and see yourself the day...
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Alex Zambrana, 2017 National Champion
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