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Two times
The 2014 state time trial has concluded and the champions have been crowned. A 40km time trial is certainly the race of truth and bringing your fitness to a head on a specific day and time is no easy feat. The introduction of the power meter and the corresponding software in conjunction with modern training practices has made the process exponentially easier. The scope of this blog will be to touch of how historical data can be used within a...

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BP TRAINING Race 2- RECIO RACING With the Rosewood Winter Series in the books, its time to scale back and reassess a number of areas. While many of us often times gauge our current fitness by a result, as a coach, I use the raw data in conjunction with the athletes power curve to evaluate the transition from training to racing. From a race perspective, scrutinizing how the athlete has evolved tactically is a vital part of my process. The weekly training plan merely provides the athlete...

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build phase- Part 2
Build Phase Part 2  In the initial segment of the build process we touched on the general parameters, the importance, and potential pitfalls of this phase. For a recap go to .  Training done is this 8-12week block of your training will predicate what level of race specific fitness you bring to the line during your peak events. The premise of this blog is to not only touch on the planning, but to cover the importance of particular workouts,...

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Maximizing Training Races
Maximizing Training Races With the season rapidly approaching and many of us on the brink of the build phase of our training, a great way to enhance fitness is through training races. Much of our training up until now has been steady state work in zones two and three. Your aerobic system has evolved; the strength training plan has helped increase muscle endurance, now it’s time to bring it all together. Just because it carries the title “training” do not...

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Structuring Your Build Phase
In the most recent blogs we have touched on the importance of a sound base and what it entails. For a re-cap on the base 8-12 week base phase - . Before you make the ever so important decision to depart from base training and embark on the build phase of your training, be sure that you have made the necessary gains. This evaluation process is rather basic and rarely touched on. Given the majority of your work...

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