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Training

Cycling training is a science and an art. How endurance athletes train, when they train, and the intensity and duration of that training all affect the gains and adaptations they see.

Proper interval execution is essential to see the expected progress. How you analyze and interpret all that data is equally valuable. Of course, training needs to be planned so it fits into any given season, race schedule, and lifestyle. Off the bike, the importance of strength and conditioning is often neglected.

This is training. This process is what athletes live for.

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An Ultra-Athlete’s Guide to RPE

An athlete’s rate of perceived exertion, or RPE, is one of the most underappreciated metrics. For ultra-athletes who are closely in touch with their bodies and minds, working with RPE is an essential component to training and racing.

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Welcome to Our In-Season Strength Training Series

Knowing how to structure strength training during the race season can be tricky. Our new strength training series is designed to help you stay strong and sharp as you compete.

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How to Coach Mom-Athletes with Empathy and Understanding 

Being a mom and an athlete can require world-class juggling and coping skills. As a coach, how can you best support and empower these athletes? We find out from Coach Alison Freeman (who’s also a Mom-Athlete).

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Coaching Resilience, Every Cycle

Lauren Vallee brings a unique perspective to an athlete’s menstrual cycle, viewing it as an opportunity for coach and athlete to build resilience every single month.

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Workout of the Week: Cool Your Jets

This short HIIT session can be used by cyclists or runners to work on power without putting too much stress on the body.

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