Writing articles for the DDA blog has always been a top priority. The regular practice of researching and synthesizing training topics has been critical to my growth and evolution as a coach over the past nine years.
As much as I’ve loved working on our blog, the format has always felt incomplete. Online reading is inherently distracting, while the broader topic of cycling performance is scattered across fields of study like exercise physiology, sports nutrition, and psychology.
I’m not an expert in any of these single topics, so I’ve worked hard to develop competency in sourcing and synthesizing the expertise of others. I’ve learned a lot in this process, but I’m always left feeling like the topics we cover are incomplete as individual articles.
Our posts have always felt like bits of training advice in need of a broader philosophy to guide their execution and prioritization. This desire to more fully describe a philosophy of training has me excited about the future of our blog.
My “big picture” to-do list has always included a larger writing project on training, and since this summer, I’ve been buried in the daily process of working toward that goal. I hope to deliver a book that serves as a guide to more accurately navigate the bits and pieces of training advice that in isolation can be more of a distraction than a catalyst for improvement on the bike.
In a practical sense, here’s how the blog will change. Rather than a collection of cycling performance topics, the blog will contain excerpts from my writing project as I move forward. If you’re interested in staying up to date on this book project, signing up for our newsletter is the best way to go. Thanks for reading and being a part of the evolving nature of Data Driven Athlete!