Tag: cycling

Your Post-Workout Yoga Routine is Powerful Tool For Improved Recovery

Yoga has so many benefits for runners and cyclists. When you use yoga for recovery, it’s a great tool for creating some movement to counter tight hip flexors, shoulders, and neck. Yoga is great for building strength and mobility. We spend a lot of time moving forward in one plane. Yoga strengthens twisting and lateral…

This Cycling Adventure Was a Bit Too Epic – This Time

Railroad Tracks, Prickly Bushes, Mosquitoes, and Mud Make for a Little Too Much Challenge I love creating my own cycling adventure by finding fire roads or old logging roads. This particular cycling adventure, though, turned out to be a bit more than I bargained for. Amazing Gravel Roads for a Cycling Adventure in Sawyer County,…

Why Your Cycling Endurance Training Plan Can Make You Fast

Building Your Cycling Endurance Improves Endurance Capacity, Strength, and Speed In a “normal” year, we’d all be checking off the adventures, events, rides, and races we targeted over the winter and spring. We would use periodization and a cycling endurance training plan to plan out our training to arrive at a peak fitness for our…

#DirtyKanzelled Ride A Great Adventure in Pandemic Times

Figuring out how to create a cycling adventure gave me purpose and structure for my riding. Laurens Ten Dam, a Dutch former professional cyclist, had planned to come to the States to do several gravel races this year, including the famous Dirty Kanza in Kansas. Since all the gravel events were cancelled, Ten Dam created…

Polarized Training Offers the Best Tool for Endurance Sport Training

There has been a growing body of research shows that polarized training increases: VO2 max, your ability to use oxygen to fuel your efforts; time to exhaustion; adaptation to training stress; velocity and power. With polarized training, endurance athletes do a majority of long, slow distance work at their base aerobic level. And they do…

Nash: Focus, Fun, Balance Keeps Her Successful

Katerina Nash, winner of the recent cyclocross World Cup at the Trek headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, says having fun and keeping a balance in life is the key to staying successful in endurance sports over decades. Nash, 41, has won world-level races in cross-country skiing, cyclocross, and mountain biking, including appearances in the Olympics for…