Rider Resources

5 Benefits of Cycling Coaching in a Pandemic

The global pandemic is very real. If you’ve been fortunate enough to maintain your health and employment, you’ve probably also felt bummed to watch all your 2020 events and goals go up in smoke. We’ll never be taking events for granted again, that’s for sure… Here are five ways Source Endurance coaches are here to…

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6 Tips for Riding and Exercising in the Heat

As the temperatures rise and the workouts get tougher I wanted to take a quick moment to remind everyone about training in the heat.  Here are some quick action items: ALL HEAT ADAPTATIONS ARE DEPENDENT ON YOUR ABILITY TO SWEAT MORE. This means that you need MORE fluids on your rides vs riding in primo weather. …

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Three ways to increase your FTP

Functional Threshold Power or FTP is a single power value used by athletes and coaches to define a range of training ‘zones’ as well as assess overall fitness gains, losses, and status. FTP, as defined by Andy Coggan and Hunter Allen, is the highest average power or watts a rider can maintain in mostly steady…

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Are V02 and Blood Lactate Tests Still Relevant? With WKO, probably not.

If we’re focusing on raising FTP or Lactate Threshold power, we need the best metrics to track change in FTP. 5 and 10 years ago, we sent our athletes into a lab or university to get the athlete’s blood lactate and maybe Vo2 max tested. Back then, that was the best way to check FTP…

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How Much Time Does it Take to Improve FTP?

As a reader of our blog, you’re probably familiar with the term FTP, or functional threshold power. This number is most often approximated to maximal one hour power output and is one of the foundations of modern training and performance analysis for cycling. Very much like your 1 mile, 5k or 10k pace in running,…

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Tyler Reynolds knocks out first 200k ride

From Tyler: First ever 200 kilometers. Few friends and I had too much time on our hands that day, so we decided it would be a great day to just keep on pedaling and getting Some solid tan lines! It wasn’t a super hard effort the whole time, it just felt good to be out…

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Robert Ellis basks in Midwest summer heat

From Robert: It’s amazing how quickly the seasons change. We had record rains and cold in May and suddenly it’s in the 90s and hay season is in full swing. Suddenly boom, it’s summer! No racing around here yet. When it first turns hot it’s tough to get used too. Kind of a power drain…

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Skyler Mackey creates new custom kit for his “going solo” debut!

From Skyler: Smack Racing is a go! Massive thanks to Vie13 Kustom Apparel and my dad for making this little project of mine a reality. With going solo this year I wanted something to call my own that would stand out Amongst the racing crowd and I think that goal has been achieved. I have…

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June Challenge: DIY Ride Food

Kristen Arnold MS, RDN, CSSD shares her favorite easy ride food recipe: sweet potato bites! This month, we challenge you to make your own ride food at some point- whether it’s Kristen’s recipe or something else. Kristen’s special tip for sweet potato bites: freeze leftover bites. You can put them directly in your pocket and…

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Lori McCarty gains new riding partner!

Since COVID, I struggled to find time and energy to ride my bike. Juggling new roles and developing new routines I wondered how I did it before. Luckily, Adam was encouraging and said not to worry, get it in when you can. He suggested I give Zwift racing a try. I’ve been hooked, it’s a…

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