What Do You Need to Track Your Training

Inspired by the fact that both my 10-year-old heart rate monitor and my 3 month old cycling computer are a little temperamental I’ve been forced to evaluate what I really need to track my training and gauge improvement. This is an especially good question as we are in an age in which if you can […]

Triple Threat – Cycling Interval Workout

A short but hard interval workout, easily able to fit into an hour-long workout. You won’t be able to recover between sets. Go for 3 repeats and leave it at that. Don’t do it twice in a week or on back to back days. Warm up for 10 minutes Jump to 9 out of 10 […]

Bicycling.com Training Log

Today’s review of training log software looks at the offering from Bicycling Magazine. You can view the training log here. Good One of the features that this training log provides is the ability to log workouts on different bikes. So you could have different mileage reports for your road bike and your time trial bike, […]

Being Flexible with Your Training Schedule

Thursday October 14 I had the great privilege of welcoming my first child (Eden Isabelle) into our family. As anyone with kids knows having a baby join your family brings lots of changes. It’s unlikely I’ll get a full uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep (heck even 3 hours) for the next several months unless I’m […]

Training for What????

If you’re checking out this site you can see that I’m riding a fair bit and I’m not just riding, but scheduling different workouts. Certain weeks are intervals, other times I’m working on hills. Basically I’m following the periodization method of training. Honestly I have no idea what (if anything) I’m really training for. I […]

Timing Your Intervals

Most of my riding is done early in the morning in the dark which means I can’t read my watch or see my cycling computer so watching my intervals is a bit of a challenge. I do also listen to music (yeah I know some people hate it) while riding though so my iPod is […]

The Week Ahead – Speed Training

So I just came off 3 weeks of working on hills. Really I need to get my overall fitness back to where I was when I raced (guess I never mentioned I race x-country MTB in my younger days). Right now I feel pretty dang slow, at least compared to where I want to be. […]

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