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SETCR Spring Road Camp Recap

The 2019 SETCR Spring Road Camp finished up on March 24th. It included four days of big miles all around Fort Collins, CO, for a self-selected A, B, and C group. The camp was run by SE coach Zack and Whitney Allison, along with SE coach Kristen Arnold. After a weather-phenomenon bomb cyclone the week…

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Everyone Deserves a Good Bike Fit

Too many people find cycling uncomfortable. The saddle is uncomfortable, the rider’s hands, their lower back…the list goes on. While these are normal complaints and perfectly reasonable reasons to not get into cycling for transportation or fitness, there is a simple solution: get a bike fit! Everyone deserves to be comfortable and feel strong on…

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Rider Highlight: Melody White

Melody White is often found cheerily pushing watts at the training center at 5am, balancing her career  as a self-proclaimed Certified Professional Water Girl & Poopologist (i.e. drinking water and wastewater specialist) with her love of triathlon, running, and all things active. Her personality is infectious and we’re happy to provide tools to help her reach…

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6 Weeks to Fitness: Big Gains for All

Last week we concluded our first ever 6 Weeks to Fitness program at the Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies. This program consisted of six consecutive weeks with 2 75-min Kickr workouts a week, 1 take-home workout, and assumed 2 rest days,  and either long rides or races on the other days. In our…

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Aerodynamic Bike Fit: "Oh yea, you're SO aero now." How do you know?

In cycling everyone wants the edge. The next new thing that gets your 10 more watts or saves you 10 watts at 40k and hour. The magic bullet. Well, spoiler alert, there isn’t one. At Source Endurance, we measure things. If something is purposed to make a difference in your cycling, let’s check the science,…

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Bike fitting: The toe pointer versus heel driver

As a cyclist, I’m sure you have noticed a difference in people’s body shapes and how they look on the bike. Of all the things you notice of how other people fit on the bike, be it aesthetically pleasing body shapes on the bike, or weird humps and square pedals strokes, one major thing that…

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Meet SETCR Ambassador Matt Britton

At the Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies, we’ve been working with Matt Britton, triathlete for Team Wattie Ink for over a year now. He’s been a fantastic ambassador for not only the training center, but also a great advocate for triathletes.  What is your primary discipline and category and how long have you…

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SETCR Spring Training Camp

This past weekend we hosted the first Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies Spring Training Camp. We ended up with two groups, and A and B group, both of which really put in some serious miles for the long, 4-day weekend.  The purpose of the camp was to provide attendees with the resources to…

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SETCR: Meet our Newest Partner, Samantha Welter

You start to grit your teeth.  A quick glance down hides the telling look in your eyes.  You start to squint, but not because of the sun’s rays streaming across the perfect blue sky.  30 miles in.  60 to go.  Keep pushing. Keep pedaling.  Pretend there isn’t a knife sticking in the side of your…

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Rio Grande Elite Cycling: Source Endurance Training Center Team Highlight

Rio Grande Elite Cycling Team, formerly Scout cycling is Fort Collins’ Elite team. These guys are the real deal. With pro-level training and big goals, this group of riders is on the up and up in national level cycling. Rio Grande Elite is a shining example of hard work paying off paired with good leadership…

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How to Prep for your FTP Test

Weather inside or outside doing a Functional Threshold Capacity test it should be taken seriously. More seriously than other workouts. You don’t perform these tests very often, at least you don’t need to, and you want each test to be spread out by relevant training to increase your FTP. FTP tests are important because they…

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All About SETCR Services & Memberships

With construction ending at Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies, our construction special pricing is also ending Tuesday. You might be wondering what are the new perks and what are the best value options the training center has. New Perks Besides the eliminate of extra noise and dirt, we’ve added some great new perks:…

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Having the Right Saddle for Your Bike Fit is Key

In a bike fit, your contact points with the bike are key. We fit off of body angles, fitter’s eye, comfort, and rider feedback. All of these things trickle down from where the body meets the bike. The bike fit starts with cleats We start with your cleats- a good cleat position is essential. We…

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Kickr FTP Test: An Essential First Step

You might have noticed that on Mondays we offer several Kickr Threshold Tests. If you have participated in a riding class on the Wahoo Kickr you know that the efforts are all relative to your ability and the resistance applied by the trainer is based on your “Threshold.” If you are unfamiliar with what Lactate…

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New SETCR Memberships!

You might have noticed that at Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies, we’ve added a new option: SETCR memberships. With our new services, unlimited memberships are a great value. Our goal with the new space is to better encompass all the physical needs you might have as a cyclist from interval-focused weeknight Kickr classes,…

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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 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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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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Ambassador Highlight: Scout Cycling Team

Source Endurance is a proud sponsor of Scout Cycling Team in Fort Collins, Colorado. Scout Cycling Team is Fort Collins’ top elite team and is comprised of aspiring professional racers competing across Colorado and many out-of-state races like Joe Martin Stage Race and Cascade Cycling Classic. How Scout Cycling Team Got Started Scout Cycling Team…

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Case Study: Using Intervals to Correct Deficiencies

The idea of “threshold power” or any one of its analogous titles has been seen as an end-all, be-all by too many athletes, coaches, and competitors in endurance based sports, particularly cycling. However, at the elite level, many of these general fitness and performance markers fall to the wayside, and for good reason. When examining performance at the…

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Training Center of the Rockies December News Letter

Hey Northern Colorado, November was a big month for us! We saw many new faces and had our first snow. Here’s the highlights Some big classes with the time change, snow, and icy temperatures. We had a weight lifting for cyclists seminar. With presentation by our own Zack Allison covering relevant studies and form for…

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