Training only on the bike can bring about structural weaknesses. If we're lucky, these can be inadvertently addressed by activities we chose to do off the bike. If not, they require the eye of a good coach to diagnose and address. Either way, the offseason is the best time address them. Coach Matheny also mentioned that unless you're a pro athlete with virtually unlimited training time, you're usually better served by addressing weaknesses for at least a portion of your off-season, and how it's easy to get addicted to putting in big miles and end up not ever being recovered enough to do quality intensity workouts to really increase your performance.
Three simple steps to keep from being a sloth over the next couple of weeks! While the general population resigns themselves to losing fitness and gaining weight during the holiday season, there’s no reason those of us who value physical performance can’t employ a bit of creativity to continue the quest for improvement despite family commitments, travel, and everything else that goes with the holidays.
Starting to plan your offseason training? Or maybe you're thinking about adding strength training throughout your competitive season to increase power and reduce the risk of injury. Either way, endurance athletes need to focus on the basics to get the most benefit from their workouts.
Cyclocross season is here! If you aren’t a diehard crosser, the season may have snuck up on you. But, not to worry, there is still time to hone your existing fitness to the demands of cyclocross racing - not to mention get in on the spectator friendly venues littered with heckling, costumes, beer and money hand-ups. Coach Daniel Matheny shares his cyclocross training overview with a few workouts to get you on course.
Enduro Bites Ambassador Jen Kates explains how to ease back into training without risking injury after taking time off due to the gyms being closed because of COVID-19, injury, illness, or any other reason. Check out her advice on how to get back to strength training... safely and successfully.