Category Archives: Training

2012 Data in Review

Every season presents unique challenges.  2012 was an interesting year for me.  I was coming off a significant injury with a broken collarbone in October 2011.  I started a new job in January, and was presented new challenges finding time … Continue reading

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Power Meters for Cyclocross

I was a bit torn on whether to use my almost new 2012 SRAM Red Quarq power meter for cyclocross this season.  Firstly, the chainrings with the hidden bolt that threads through to the crank aren’t used on the Red … Continue reading

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Cyclocross 101

I’ve heard cyclocross referred to as “a cult within a cult”, a reference to the fact that cycling isn’t quite a mainstream sport (in the US), and that cyclocross is even more obscure.  However, the sport has been growing steadily … Continue reading

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Summer Racing Break Update

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m taking a few weekends off from racing.  Although I’ll be out of town so I can’t race, the time off from racing should be beneficial for me.  Racing is a good way … Continue reading

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Dead Dog Stage Race – Road Race

This would be my third trip to Laramie, Wyoming for the Dead Dog Classic Stage Race.  I’ve had good results here in the past, but I was on the fence about leaving the family this time.  I somehow managed to … Continue reading

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Time Trial Preparation

As I’ve mentioned quite a few times on the blog, there is a lot more to a fast TT than pedaling hard.  Back in 2010 I was tearing up the Cat 3 fields, riding away in criteriums and putting down … Continue reading

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Power Profiling

I’ve been training with a power meter for 2.5 years now. I didn’t have nearly as much racing experience when I first got it, and it has certainly helped me gain insight into my abilities as a cyclist.  TrainingPeaks recently … Continue reading

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