Running for Cyclocross

running for cyclocross

Should You do Specific Workouts for Running for Cyclocross? Running is a big part of cyclocross.  Its one of the key elements that makes cyclocross what it is.  Without the necessity to get off your bike and run, cyclocross would be little more than mountain biking on boring courses or grass crits.  And the amount of running and the importance

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Baselines

Baselines

Sprinting in the New Year As described in my previous blog post, I am going to be spending the next two months seeing what happens when I train like a track sprinter.  In order to be able to judge the success of this training, I needed to find out a couple baseline numbers to compare the final numbers against. January

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Low Cadence Training for Strength

low cadence

Can You Increase Leg Strength With Low Cadence Training? For decades, cyclists and coaches have been using and prescribing low cadence intervals as a way to increase leg strength and the force they can put into the pedals.  Is low cadence training a tried and trued method that you should add to your training regime or is it a training

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Indoor Trainer Buyer’s Guide

Indoor Trainer Buyer's Guide

Indoor Trainer Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know It is now fall and the days are growing shorter and colder.  Soon the snow will fly and those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will retreat indoors to spin away the long winter months on our indoor trainer reliving this season’s glories and dreaming of the next. In order to

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How to Get Better at Crit Racing

crit racing

So You Want to Get Better at Crit Racing The best way to get better at crit racing is to race more crits.  Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it.  And it really is. No matter how much training you do on your own, specifically targeting the systems required for the specific demands of crit racing, you won’t necessarily become a crit

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Doing Intervals When Tired

Should You Do Your Intervals When You Are Tired? Its a common practice among competitive cyclists to ride to weekly training races, race, and than sometimes ride home.  Even before they have started racing, some of these riders have put in over 100km.  The goal of these days is to create a big training load and are less focused on

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