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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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Could I race the USA Pro Challenge?

With the big race coming to Boulder this Saturday, I’ve been asked by a lot of folks that know I’m a bike racer (but not much else) if I’m racing in the USA Pro Challenge.  Obviously I’m not, but could … 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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Mike Horgan Hill Climb

I’ve had less time training this season, and one of the differences I’ve noticed is that I’m not quite as good the second day as I have been in the past.  Racing the day before wasn’t the only reason this … Continue reading

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Guanella Pass Hill Climb

It is always nice to see a new race on the calendar.  I get excited to see how a new course lends itself to racing.  I knew Guanella would be fun since I’m familiar with the area from my old … Continue reading

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When to Take a Rest Day

Like many cyclists, I have big plans.  Today, however, I am taking a day off instead of my planned workout.  I usually plan my workouts about a month in advance and almost always plan more than I can actually handle.  … Continue reading

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Tips for a Struggling Cat 4

In my previous post I answered a question from Rob, a self described struggling Cat 4, in regards to his test data (VO2 Max, FTP, etc) and if he had reached his potential yet.  The overall answer was ‘no’, but … Continue reading

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