Race Strategies and Tactics

Now that the winter is finally ending, it's time to start thinking about those podiums you'll be standing on! Hunter shares some race strategies and tactics to help you get there.

Running Off the Bike

As you prepare for the racing season, is your bike and run fitness firing on all cylinders? Coach Nick tells us how to optimize balance in training.

Making the Transition from Mono Athlete to Triathlete

Thinking about expanding your repertoire? Coach Karen Mackin explains two important aspects to consider when making the leap from single-sport to multi-sport.

Free Video: The Benefits of Training with Power

Why train with power? Is it really that important? Hunter answers these questions and many more in this free recorded webinar sponsored by PowerTap.

What is Training Stress Balance (TSB)?

The world of cycling has collected a long list of acronyms, and it's easy to get lost. Click to read Hunter's explanation of TSB.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Feed the Machine

By: Anne Guzman, PCG Nutritionist

For the purposes of this article I will assume that you have a good handle on your DAILY NUTRITION. By this I mean you are eating a diet composed of the three macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) in the right proportions. Let’s assume the athletes in this article are starting off with a full tank of glycogen stores(carbohydrates are stored in the muscle and liver as glycogen).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jeremiah Bishop takes 3rd at Leadville 100

Peaks Coaching Group Athlete, Jeremiah Bishop (PCG Master Coach, Hunter Allen) took on what is considered to be the "toughest mountain bike race", the Leadville 100, and came in 3rd with a time of 6:41:58. Great job, Jeremiah!!

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Alban Lakata lifted his mountain bike at the finish of the Leadville 100 race Saturday, crossing the finish line with a sweeping grin.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sam Schultz finishes 15th at the Olympics

Peaks Coaching Group athlete Sam Schultz (PCG master coach Kristen Dieffenbach) participated in the London Olympics and finished 15th in the mountain bike competition! Congratulations, Sam!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Robin Farina Wins Mighty, Mighty Tour de Nez

Coming off of a strong top ten performance at the Cascade Cycling Classic, Robin Farina got her second win of the season at the 20th running of the Mighty, Mighty Tour de Nez in Reno, Nevada.  Robin got into a break in the first 20 min of the race, then whittled it down to 4 riders, including one teammate.  The four lapped the field with 3 to go and Robin finished it off by outsprinting the group.  Next up is the NRC Tour of Elk Grove where Robin looks to improve on her 4th place GC finish from 2011.