Most cyclists are familiar with eating a lot of carbs. In simple terms, “Carbohydrate is the most important nutrient in an athlete’s diet because it is the only fuel that can power intense exercise for prolonged periods…” , .
We’re looking to expand our coaching team at Data Driven Athlete and would love to have you on board. If you’re interested in working with a dynamic coaching group always striving to improve and better meet the needs of clients, this opportunity might be a great fit.
This past summer, on a recent family trip, I went without Wi-Fi or cell coverage for a full seven days. Camping in the dirt, eating S’mores, reading books, and not checking news or email once.
In today’s profile we sit down with Data Driven Athlete Ric Reinhardt. Ric and I have been working together for about 2 years, and his dedication and commitment to training still continues to amaze me.
If you’ve recently signed up for a cycling tour you might be unsure about how best to prepare. In this post we’ll lay out a clear training strategy to make sure you arrive at your tour with fresh legs and enough fitness to propel you to a strong finish. Our first step is to understand the specific demands of your tour.
Coach Sam Bassetti recently returned from North Carolina where he picked up a huge win at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. In this post we’ll take an in-depth look at the horsepower and tactical savvy it takes to win one of the biggest races in the country.
Unless your name is Peter Sagan or Eddy Mercx, you will lose 99.9% of the bike races that you start. Failure in sport is inevitable, but it is also an important part of developing as an athlete and ultimately achieving your goals. Read on to find out how failure fits in to your development as an athlete.
For most of my life reading has been a chore. I blame school. Book reports, essays, and multiple choice questions all turned reading into a means to an end. My “end” was ensuring my GPA stayed high enough so my parents wouldn’t stop paying for my car insurance. I always wanted to “read for fun”, school just seemed to make it impossible.
What Powers Your Sprint?
Your body has three energy systems that power movement. These are the oxidative, glycolytic, and ATP-Pcr systems, each of which serves a unique role in fueling your sprint performance . All three systems contribute to supporting energy requirements, but their relative contributions change with the duration and intensity of your efforts.
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Power data has transformed what it means to both describe and prescribe effort. Training lexicon like Functional Threshold Power (FTP) enables intensity prescription down to the watt while providing a language to describe cycling performance in great detail .