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Mid Season CX Musings… but coming a little late.

As the cross (CX) season begins its final push towards Nationals and Master's Worlds, some random thoughts come to mind.CX is as much a learning process as it is an endurance sport:Source Endurance has done a couple CX clinics this fall with the goal of providing the basic skills from which a solid CX season…

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2012 CX National Championships- Men Elite Prediction

Tim Johnson.  That's my prediction and barring injury or illness at this point of the season, and I'm sticking to it.  I told a few friends back in September that the one who will win CX Nationals will only begin to see championship form around Thanksgiving.  And I'll followup the statement with this, “the guys…

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The Off Season: It Will Make or Break the Coming Season

By: John Hobbs, Senior Consultant The passing of the Road World Championships tells the time of the year.  CX-ers are gritting their teeth during eye-popping efforts, winter athletes are preparing for the transition to snow, and roadies have rounded out their season and wrapping up their time off.  That time off is just where the…

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Cyclocross Course Design, Technical skills, Fitness

Groups of riders usually signal un-technical riding.Photo Credit: Lyne Lamoureux Following some recent races both at the national and local level, some have been asking, commenting, and wondering how Cyclocross (CX) course design plays into the outcome of the race.  This proves a very interesting topic and something that could be debated indefinitely.  But first…

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The problem with applying science to training.

John Hobbs, MEd Senior Consultant Many of our athletes have a history of marginally following haphazard training plans or blindly trusting current and old training fads, which had effectively prevented them from realizing most of their athletic potential.  As we have learned from our clients, equally detrimental is the blanket application of scientific literature to…

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