Off-Season Training

This time of year often means time for relaxing, catching up on chores, and doing some things you haven't had time for. But don't get stuck on resting (though that's important); get in the training to charge 2015!

How to Build a Training Plan Using Your Power Meter

The number one question we get at seminars is: How do I get started with a training plan? There's no simple answer (except hire a coach), but Hunter shares some basics to cover.

I Don't Care if I'm Getting Old; I Wanna Go Fast!

Coach Tim Cusick is 48 years old, and he wants to go faster! Luckily he's into cycling, one of the few sports that offer the opportunity to improve even at such a “mature” age (and way beyond). Click through for his tips.

Off Season Homework for Triathletes

While "off season" sounds so vacation-like, most of us know it's anything but. It's the crucial time to get in your homework for next year's season, especially if you're aiming for the next level of success.

How to Interpret Power Data and What to Do With It

A power meter is an incredible tool and one of the most important purchases a cyclist or triathlete can make. But it won't do you any good unless you know how to use the information it gathers.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Heart of a Champion

by Tim Cusick

Carl Grove after Masters Nationals

In the face of all the negative things about middle age cycling, the doper next store and EPO at the NY GF, I wanted to share a better story about cycling and aging….with grace! 

Let me tell you a little story about Carl Grove. I met Carl about 4 years ago when he attended a Peaks Coaching Group Training Camp in Pennsylvania.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pro Carter Jones takes 2nd Overall and Best Young Rider at Cascade Classic!

Bissell Pro Carter Jones finished off a strong week by finishing 2nd overall in GC at the Cascade Cycling Classic and winning the Best Young Rider jersey at the same time.  Based off a strong performance in the flat TT on stage 2 and making the select finishing group on the Mt Bachelor finish on stage 3, Jones showed his all around strengths in TTing and climbing that make him a GC threat in hard stage races.

Monday, July 16, 2012

How to Successfully Train for a Stage Race

How to Successfully Train for a Stage Race

By Hunter Allen

There are not many stage races here in the US, and the ones we have are usually only three to four days long.  A longer stage race requires more fitness, more stamina and the ability to recover day after day. Most weekend races create just enough fatigue to feel sore and tired on Monday, but not enough to give you the sense of what a five day stage race might feel like.   We all train smart.  We all train hard.  Do we all train hard enough for a demanding five+ day stage race?   How fresh should you be when you enter the race?

Monday, July 9, 2012

PCG Athlete Sam Schultz Wins MTB National Championship

by CyclingNews.com 
Sam Schultz (Subaru-Trek) raced to his first-ever elite cross country national championship title on Saturday afternoon in Sun Valley, Idaho. It was a tight two-up battle for most of the six-lap race, until his rival and defending national champion Todd Wells (Specialized) flatted with one to go.