Timing Nutrition with Training

+-*This article is part 2 of 3 in a series focused on maximizing your training. Check out the next article here.   When it comes to endurance sports nutrition, it can all essentially be broken down into two categories: what to eat and when to eat. While most athletes, coaches, and dietitians focus on the…

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2015 Tour of Sufferlandria Wrap Up

+-*Congrats to all the finishers of the 2015 Tour of Sufferlandria! There was plenty of suffering that helped raise $103,941 for the Davis Phinney Foundation. Good job! We’ve randomly selected our prize winners for the ToS and crunched some numbers. Enjoy the 2015 ToS Infographic and check for your username in the list of prize…

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Specialty Blocks: Criterium

+-*Criteriums blend together an amazingly diverse assortment of physical & psychological performance demands which culminate into one of the most exciting forms of mass-start racing in the world of cycling. In order to meet these demands, the workouts contained in each volume-version of the Criterium Specialty blocks start out fairly specific in terms of physiological stress and then grow…

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Maximize Your Training With Marginal Gains

+-*This article is part 1 of 3 in a series focused on maximizing your training. Check out the next article here.   Marginal Gains is a popular topic for cyclists these days, and for good reason. Finding fractions of a percent of improvement in every aspect of your life can add up to create impressive results. How…

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Specialty Blocks: Climbing Road Race

+-*Climbing road races differ from flat ones in obvious ways – they usually include sustained climbs, and often finish on one – but they also share a lot of overlap with flat or rolling road races. As you might expect, the next offering in our Road Specialty category are the Climbing Road Race blocks. These…

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Specialty Blocks: Rolling Road Race

+-*The first offering in our Road Specialty category are 3 new training blocks (low-, mid- & high-volume) aimed at riders targeting rolling road races. As with any road race, the nature of the demands are highly varied and it’s for this reason that these 3 blocks have a relatively wide target. Rolling Road Race Demands & Training Since rolling road races…

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Training Twice a Day

+-*I’ve long heard it touted that training twice daily is one of the best ways to further training adaptations and consequently performance; but just as often, I hear this very same training addition blamed for hampering recovery and furthering cumulative fatigue. So a question I see pretty frequently in the realms of multisport and endurance…

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2015 Tour of Sufferlandria

+-*The Tour of Sufferlandria, or ToS, is a nine-day indoor cycling challenge that pushes athletes to the limit as they complete a prescribed list of workouts from The Sufferfest each day. As you complete the prescribed workout(s) within the required time frame, you will be eligible for daily prizes, and upon completing the whole ToS,…

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Improved Cycling Training Plans

+-*A training plan will guide you, push your limits to the precise amount (never too much or too little) and in the end, help you reach your goal in peak form. But picking the right plan can be tough due to the overwhelming amount of options to choose from. As a result, we’ve been hard at…

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Eating to Lose Weight

+-*2015 is here and with it are new goals and challenges. While training may be vastly different for each of us depending on our genre of racing/riding, it’s safe to say we are all striving for a certain “race weight” that we want to be at as we charge into the new season. As endurance athletes, trying…

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