Power Training Zones 101

Determining our power zones is one of the most basic elements of power training. Click through to read more about each zone and how they work together.

Elevation and Racing

Riding at elevation is always a challenge. Hunter shares some tips and advice about how to adjust your training for higher riding.

Four Workouts to Make You Faster

We need all our training zones to be ready for the first races of the season! Hunter shares four workouts to make that happen.

Power Up: Increasing Repeatability and Peak Power

Cycling is an endurance event. Long races, always another hill, mental stamina a must, thousands of miles needed in our legs. Plus we need to be able to put out high wattages in a single instance.

Pre-Race Nutrition

The week before a race can be stressful as we try to avoid illness or injury. Nutritionist Jen encourages us to focus on something constructive instead: proper nutrition and adequate rest!

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.