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Jul 18, 2017
(Click on image to enlarge.) Crash training is a term that I believe has cycling roots, though I can’t trace the origin. I prefer the phrase “big-block training,” but crash training is more common. Traditionally, a big-block training week is one that is high volume, relative to the athlete’s current training schedule. Training is some 50- to 100-percent above the athlete’s normal weekly volume. Often, cycling teams will have a spring training camp to focus on riding, team building exercises (formal and informal), distribute new kits and begin to plan strategy for the season. Cycling teams intend for this big-volume...
Jul 05, 2016
Comparing the difficulty of mountain bike races (Leadville 100, Breck 68, Firecracker 50, Dakota Five-O, Gunnison Half-Growler, Breck 32)
I will often get the question, “How hard was that race compared to (insert any other race).” I think there are many factors that determine the difficulty of the race: How fresh it is in my mind Race distance Total elevation of the race Altitude of the race Course difficulty (mountain biking this includes singletrack climbs and descents) Weather How fit I am on race day Yesterday I raced the Breckenridge Firecracker 50 for the first time. It is two loops of the same course, with four aid stations per loop. You can literally do the entire race with one...
May 15, 2014
A rider finished the Austin Rattler a few weeks back and scored a spot at the prestigious Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race. The rider asked what his time might be given a particular time at Austin. Good question. I sampled the 2013 Austin race and cross-referenced names to the Leadville 100 event. Below is the sample: Before I head into discussion, the disclaimer is I don't know any of the athletes in the list and I don't know what long list of variables affected each person's training or their races. That written, here are some interesting things to note: Ten...
Mar 06, 2014
I like to help people succeed. That desire is certainly a big reason why I became a coach. I realize that each athlete needs a different solution. Individual athlete needs is why I offer one-on-one coaching, training plan consulting, ready-to-use online training plans and highly detailed training plans in book form. In this blog, let me focus on resources for self-coached athletes training for the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race - or any other 100-mile mountain bike race. First, this blog is a good start and I'll answer as many general training plan questions as I can. You can also...