lactate threshold

What is Lactate Threshold and How Do Cyclists Train It?

One of the first goals any athlete mentions to me is to improve lactate threshold (LT), although they might use a proxy for it – Functional Threshold Power (FTP). Those terms are often used interchangeably because power at LT and FTP are typically very close. Both indicate maximal sustainable power. Specifically, that means the effort …

training for a century ride

Training and Preparing for Your First Century Ride

Long rides can be intimidating for newer riders, but they don’t need to be. Training for a century ride is one of the most common cycling goals. With some patience, practice, and consistency on the bike, anyone can develop the fitness, skills, and confidence to tackle your first century ride. How Long is a Century? …

cycling group rides

Cycling Group Rides: How to Stop Getting Dropped

Getting dropped from cycling group rides is a probability all riders face. Sometimes it’s caused by inadequate fitness, but even fit riders get dropped when they have poor skills and habits. So, for the beginners and those we are welcoming back to group rides, here’s a guide to stop getting dropped. Improve Fitness No duh, …

training in extreme cold

Can Training in Extreme Cold Permanently Hurt Your Lungs?

By Corrine Malcolm, CTS Coach You’re right, you’re not going to “freeze your lungs”… however, exercising and competing in extreme environmental conditions can have a long lasting negative impact on your lung health. Every winter runners, cyclists, and triathletes flood my social media feed covered in various forms of human icicles, temperatures flash across the …