Variations on a Theme: Threshold Work for Cyclocross

If you've been racing all summer, your power at threshold has declined as you focus on racing and recovering. Click through to read Coach Christian's suggestions to increase your FTP for the CX season.

Bills, Bacon, and Beer: Mastering the Extracurricular Skills of Cyclocross

Cyclocross racing is different. And we don't mean just the dismounts, carries, and bunny hopping.

Using a Power Meter in Cyclocross

Cyclocross has a unique set of demands, and it's almost impossible to hold a steady power during a race, but your power meter is still an invaluable asset this season.

Racing and Riding in the Rain

Rain changes things, but it doesn't have to keep you off your bike. Coach Marianne shares some tips for those rainy days.

Three Common Racing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

It's hard to win. And in all our efforts to win, we make mistakes. Read about three of the common errors made in racing, plus tips on how to avoid them.

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.