I spent a lot of time thinking about motivation last year.
For most of the cyclists I worked with during 2020, motivation was in short supply. Perhaps that’s why this small video made such an outsized impact on me.
Whatever you’re doing right now, stop and check it out: unless you’re driving. Why are you on your phone when you’re driving? Anyways, check it out.
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I’ve been teaching or coaching in some form since shortly after my sophomore year in college.
Youth soccer camps, basketball, physical education, and health. When I first started coaching, technology resided at the fringes of each of my coaching relationships. Fast-forward nearly twenty years, and the core of my cycling coaching is rooted in technology.
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I’ve been working from home for the past eight years. For the most part, I love it, but now and then, the distracting allure of YouTube or non-stop screeching from my kids leaves me pining for a stuffy cubicle in an office building.
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At DDA, we’ve always had a complicated relationship with Facebook. Long before debates over privacy, polarization, and FOMO, we’ve struggled with how to be “good” at utilizing Facebook as a coaching company.
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About 6 weeks ago I got caught in a bad crash on a group ride and sustained a concussion. While getting my bell rung doesn’t make me an expert on concussions, I’ve learned a few things that might be helpful in the event you’re ever in a similar spot. Here’s what I’ve learned.
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We admit it, we’re pretty terrible at social media, so here’s where that admission leaves us.
Number 1: In general, we feel the less time we spend on social media, the more time we have for the other parts of life that matter most.
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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.
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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.
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As the nasty weather begins to set in across the country, more and more of us will be forced indoors on some sort of indoor trainer. Here are some tips to use your trainer time effectively.
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For those of you who know me, you’ve known that the last few years have been a journey through weight loss for me. I’ve spent countless time making decisions with cumulative outcomes that have made me the athlete that I am today.
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