Everyone gets better when they start riding a bike, but what happens after you’ve been at it for a while? Why do some riders continue to improve while others plateau or burn out?
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a morning person. In high school it was 6AM basketball practices. In college it was waking up at 5:30AM to open the campus weight room. As a father and business owner I’ve learned that mornings are my best asset for maintaining fitness on the bike.
This month I had the privilege of attending the TrainingPeaks 2017 Endurance Coaching Summit (ECS) in Boulder, CO. While in Boulder, I had a great time meeting other coaches and getting to know a few of the faces behind TrainingPeaks.
Bait and Switch
My wife Christy and I met in college. She was a Nursing major, I was studying Exercise Science. Let’s be honest, I wasn’t doing a ton of studying. When I asked Christy to meet up in our college library I wanted to get to know her better, not learn more about the history of western art.
Hydration advice can be confusing. Over the last 20 years, strategies have ranged from “drink to maximum tolerance” to “ intentional strategic dehydration”. In this article we’ll take a closer look at the spectrum of hydration research then draw from science to create basic guidelines for your next race.