Consistency, the Most Important Aspect of Training

What is the most important aspect of training? Is it nailing the fundamentals? VO2 max intervals? Squeezing out every marginal gain? I’d argue each of these has validity but the king and queen of them all is consistency. Cycling is a highly aerobic sport and most of the training adaptations simply take a lot of…

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Keeping a Positive Mindset When Things Seem Not So Positive

Not to sound like a broken record, but 2020 has tested a lot of people, physically and mentally. With so many changes and people feeling more isolated than ever, it can be hard to keep a positive mindset. However, it has been proven that having a positive mindset can have a lot of health-related benefits…

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Training Methods for Breaking Cross State Records, a Case Study

Cross State Records

Case study by Kristen Arnold MS, RDN, CSSD, Sports dietitian and Cycling Coach Coach Kristen here! I have had the pleasure of coaching Meagan Gehrke for 4 years now. It has been a rewarding experience to be a part of her successes and progression through her athletic career in cycling. She has a strong PMA…

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Meagan Gehrke of Lady Gnar Shredders’ Cross Ohio Prep

Meagan Gehrke Cross Ohio

Meagan Gehrke broke the Women’s Cross Ohio West to East this fall and shared how she prepped for her attempt with no prior ultra experience. We think you will find it inspiring for your own FKT attempts! Thanks for the guest blog post Meagan!  What’s a girl to do when her 2020 dream gravel race…

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How to Attempt the Hour Record

In this modern Covid-19 era, lack of motivation for training is a very real thing. Competition in a “normal” race format has been thwarted and group rides are also a distant memory. There are two options for training at this moment: let your training routine be dictated by the lack of racing, or set tangible…

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