How to Keep Your Climbing Power This Fall

At higher elevations around Colorado Springs, the aspens turning yellow, which means there’s no denying winter is rapidly approaching. Many cyclists and triathletes are wrapping up their event seasons, which means we’re having a lot of discussions about short- and medium-term goals. One of the top goals: maintain climbing power. As great as it would be for performance to improve linearly …

4 Steps To Overcoming Race-Day Anxiety in Ultrarunning

  By Jim Rutberg, co-author “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” Race-day anxiety is normal and both novice and experienced athletes are likely to experience it before and during a challenging  50-kilometer, 50-mile, or 100-mile ultramarathon. Learning to manage it is essential to having a successful and positive experience at your next big event. Step 1: Get Organized Uncertainty is one of …

The 6 Worst Pre-Workout Foods and Habits for Cyclists, Runners, and Triathletes

  As I travel around the country participating in a variety of events I am constantly surprised by the nutritional choices I see athletes making prior to workouts. If you want to have a great ride, hike, run, or strength workout, here are the 6 worst pre-workout foods and habits for cyclists, runners, and triathletes to avoid in the 2-3 …

How to Build Your Own DIY Ultrarunning Training Camp

By Jason Koop, CTS Coach and author of “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” Since the release of “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” I have had the privilege to attend several book signings and appear on several podcasts, and one of the most frequently asked questions is: “What is the best thing an ultrarunner with limited training time can do to improve his …

Cyclocross Training for The Time-Crunched Cyclist

  Of all the disciplines within cycling, cyclocross is one exceptionally well suited to time-crunched athletes. The events are intense but short, and the season is relatively short as well. This means a Time-Crunched Athlete can use the principles described in “The Time-Crunched Cyclist, 3rd Edition” to create race-winning fitness for the upcoming ‘cross season! The core of the Time-Crunched Cyclist’s …