SE Coach Zack Allison's 5 Take-Aways from BWR & Unbound Gravel

This year was SE Coach Zack Allison’s first time doing the Belgian Waffle Ride and DK200 (now Unbound Gravel), much less both in the same year. We asked him to share his top 5 takeaways from his own experience: Hydration – Yea we know, hydration is key, I’m not one to make vague articles. Know…

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SE Coach Zack Allison shares his first BWR & Unbound experience

SE coach Zack Allison recently competed in his first Belgian Waffle Ride and Unbound Gravel (previously DK200) He primarily races criteriums with Clif Bar Racing so competing in both these events in the middle of his season required some focused and tailored training. At Unbound Gravel he rode with the support of Niner Bikes, which called…

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2017 Sweat Rate and Fluid Intake at Unbound Gravel

Tomorrow is THE DAY!  The day where Graveleurs will inundate the sleepy cow town of Emporia Kansas to test their mettle against the flint rock and weather elements of central Kansas.  We’ve heard many a strategy when it comes to rider support but one thing we’re going to address is how much fluids a rider…

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Athlete Highlight: Casey Cohenmeyer takes the BWR Hardwoman Award

SE athlete Casey Cohenmeyer completed the 2017 Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride despite suffering a separated shoulder just over a month before. This 132 mile (41 miles of dirt), 12k feet of climbing race is already a beast on it’s own. Casey showed a lot of grit and determination to stay focused on the prize and…

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Train harder. Recover faster.

What can we say, as a coaching company made up of athletes who studies sports science, we love keeping up with the latest studies. If you remember, we mentioned these guys awhile back when they were still looking for study participants. All of our coaches are currently testing out Topical Edge.  Topical EDGE is the first and…

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Meet SE Ambassador Philip Tinstman

Phil Tinstman cycling

Philip Tinstman races just about everything: road, cyclocross, and MTB XC. We asked this long-time racer and SE Ambassador a few questions about cycling and this upcoming year:  How long have you been racing?  Began Racing road bikes at age 17 after transitioning from the MTB and BMX side of cycling. Had a long term…

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Coach Adam Mills A Year in Reflection

We talked with coach and Source Endurance owner about his reflections on 2016 as both a coach and an athlete and what he’s looking forward to in 2017.  What did cycling mean for you in 2016? I think I was lucky as I moved away from the elite racer side of cycling to more of…

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The trifecta of optimizing your fitness

Now that we are past the holidays and many of you have started chipping away at your fitness goals for 2017, it’s time to get down to business and start training right, right? Perhaps you are already a couple months into training? Either way, before you mark down your races and build your plan, there are…

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Belgian Waffle Ride Survival Camp Recap

The Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride Survival Camp presented by Source Endurance ran from January 27-29, 2017 for a multi-day course preview, talks, and a lot of fun. We asked the mentors from the camp about some of their favorite moments and take-aways. Read on, get inspired, and join us next year! Twenty riders showed up to camp,…

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Your Saddle Bag Packing Guide for the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride

Few things are more disappointing than flatting or getting a mechanical that puts you out of the event you’ve spent so long preparing for. The Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride is definitely a long event that can put you at risk for a disappointment like that. Here’s our recommended guide for your event-day saddle bag (and those course previews…

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Belgian Waffle Ride Survival Guide by Neil Shirley

By Neil Shirley Neil Shirley is a two-time Belgian Waffle Ride winner, and five time finisher. He is also returning to the BWR Survival Camp as a ride leader. If you’ve never done the Belgian Waffle Ride before you’ll find it’s a bit of an anomaly compared to just about any other road cycling event…

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BWR Survival Camp: Meet Mentor Janel Holcomb

Janel Holcomb began her cycling career in a way most of us only dream of…she picked up a bike in 2006, started racing in 2007 and was racing professionally in Europe by 2008.  We interviewed her recently as we have the honor of having her as a mentor at our upcoming Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride…

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Coach Zack Allison Completes F.I.S.T. Bike Fitting Certification

Source Endurance coach and Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies owner, Zack Allison, recently completed his F.I.S.T. Bike Fitting Certification in Valyermo, California. This rigorous 5 day course covered every aspect of bike fitting including cleats, shims, fit philosophies, as well as different disciplines of cycling from triathlon to road to MTB. Why is…

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New Service: Group Coaching

Source Endurance recently added Group Coaching to it’s range of services as a way to better serve cyclists in different places and with different goals. Why might one choose group coaching? Group coaching is a great introduction to coaching with custom workouts for a group and discounted rates. While you won’t be able to get…

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New webinar: Why & How, Strength Training for Cyclists

**Check out the recorded version of this webinar** Webinar: Why & How, Strength Training for Cyclists Date: November 17, 2016 Time: 7:00pm US/Central Registration: Here– it’s free! Description:  SE coaches Zack Allison and Mitchell Sides have recently written about the importance of getting in the gym right now in Offseason is Over: How Do We Know? and Should Strength Training…

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Offseason is Over: How Do We Know?

It seems like it’s just started, but offseason is just about over. There are a couple reasons why this is true, but if you’re looking to race well in the coming season, right now is the time to get ready. Offseason: People are different. One of the most important parts of effective training is tailoring…

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Rider Highlight: Robert Ellis finds success at Gravel Worlds

Name: Robert Ellis Event and Category: Gravel Worlds Masters 50+ Course: 146 Mi hilly 7000 ft + Coach: Adam Mills Event Day: Things that worked: Eating every 45 min. Riding in groups for drafting. Not spending very long at rest stops. 3 water bottles sufficed. This is the first distance gravel ride I have done…

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Should strength training be a part of your off-season?

To lift or not to strength train, that’s NOT the question. It’s that time of the year for serious road cyclists. Your season ended, everyone is planning their off season break or just ramping back into winter training and cross training. As you sit down and make the big plan for the winter, pondering the…

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New Video Consulting Service for Tier 3 and 4 Clients

Beginning October 1, 2016, Source Endurance will be offering video consulting via Google Hangouts, for Tier 3 and Tier 4 clients. This allows for a more personal and direct mode of delivery of consulting services and will enable the coach to utilize screen sharing to analyze your data files with you in real time. You’ll be…

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Mind Matters: Psychological skills for cycling

Any athlete can tell you about their performance in terms of what their time was, what the score was, or other outside variables of the competition that lead to their success or failure. However what is rarely expanded upon in sport is the contribution that was made from an athletes psychological skills towards that performance.…

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How to Choose a Bike for a Gravel Event

  Gravel riding and racing has really taken off throughout the U.S. in the past couple years along with types of gravel events. It seems that every day new styles of gravel bikes and equipment pop up. While training is an essential part for a good gravel experience, equipment choice can be the difference between…

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Upcoming Event: FUELTALK at Interbike

Source Endurance Coach Adam Mills will be a part of FUELTALK’s seminar located in downtown Las Vegas during the week of Interbike. The night will be full of knowledge-sharing from sports nutritionists, coaches, pro-athletes, and endurance sport entrepreneurs and will cover how to optimize your performance with mind, body, and tech. The goal of FUELTALK…

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Source Endurance Event: Racing and Training in the Heat Webinar

Recently, coach Adam Mills conducted a webinar all about racing and training in the heat. Studies are constantly being done looking at heat’s effect on the body. In the webinar Adam looks at five areas: What is a hot environment? How does it affect performance? Physiological adaptations Behavior modification Improved performance in hot conditions We’ve…

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Why midseason is the perfect time to hire a cycling coach

Mid-season. At this point, often the initial excitement of racing has worn off and you start to feel increasingly tired with each race. With several great events left you this season, you want to eek out everything you can without hating your bike by the end. Contrary to popular belief, mid-season is a perfect time…

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5 Nutrition Myths for Long Gravel Grinders

As we quickly approach the weekend of Unbound Gravel, along with many other long distance gravel events, it’s important to think about nutrition in addition to the riding component of your preparation to avoid the undesirable “bonk” and miserable crawl home. Cycling traditions include big pasta dinners the night before and eating when you are…

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What Science Says about Nutrition for Long Distance Gravel Events

As we rapidly approach the big weekend of the Unbound Gravel, amidst an array of other long distance gravel events, there are a few important components to putting together a successful ride. Arguably the two most important factors that a person has the ability to change and control is the training component and then a…

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Rider Highlight: Jed Schneider's Top 20 at the Belgian Waffle Ride

Jed recently had a great result at the Belgian Waffle Ride and a big personal accomplishment of finish the Tour of the Gila in the Men’s 1,2 field in Silver City, New Mexico. He’s kindly offered up some advice on time-management with a career and training as well as how to choose a bike for…

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Gravel cycling tips for women from Karen Pritchard

Meet Karen Pritchard. She’s a member of Source Endurance sponsored gravel team Panaracer/Stan’s NoTubes p/b Bicycle X-Change, with some fantastic results such as Unbound Gravel- 2015: 2nd place finish in age group and 7th overall female Land Run 100- 2015/2016- 1st in age group and 2nd overall female Karen loves gravel and was so kind…

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Rider Highlight: Casey Cohenmeyer

Casey recently completed her first Belgian Waffle Ride after volunteering last year. She’s been riding bikes for about a year and a half now. She not only finished the BWR, but finished 24th out of 40 female starters and 407 out of 548 overall starters for men and women with a time of 11:35:55. Way…

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Intervals to prep for your next gravel grinder

Gravel riding and gravel racing is a unique cycling venture. With long durations like road racing but equipment similar to cyclocross, training for gravel races is different from other styles of events. By applying the same principles that guide us through all aspects of coaching- specificity and overload- we can design new workouts specific to…

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