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After Nationals

Nationals a Toolbox of Goodies

I had a young man race Master Road Nationals a few weeks ago and he did not perform as well as he would have like to.  We have all been...

What are you thinking

What Are You Thinking?

A cyclist rolls up to the start line. The racer looks at the other competitors and starts thinking, “These folks are much better than I am” or “I am not...

jumping off the front

Confidence – Lose to Learn

When I was coaching at the track I had two favorite stories I would tell the juniors. I don’t know if they actually got it, but both stories are about...

Supplements

When I organized the Talent ID Camps for USAC I always included a USDA portion to inform athletes of the dangers of taking supplements or drugs. At National events and...

Cyclocross

When the summer months wind down and fall approaches, my clients start getting excited about the cross season. If I notice that a client, at the end of the season, is...

Podium Tip – Rollers

I have been reading articles from the UK regarding training. Interested tidbit – rollers are better for you to train on during the winter months vs. a trainer. It makes...

A Junior Exploring Racing

I was sent an email asking “I have a junior that races BMX and would like to explore racing road, criterium and cyclocross.  How do we get started?”  I have just...

Who Thinks He Can

If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain...

SELF-DOUBT

“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt,...

What’s Next for Young Trackies

During the summer, the Alkek Velodrome offered a free program for kids to learn to ride or race the track.   After the first session, I was at the Velodrome training...