If you are interested in working with USA Cycling during a junior MTB camp this June (13-18) and know the trails in the Colorado Springs area very well, send me a message. We are looking for 1-2 ride leaders to help with this week-long development camp with about 23 athletes. For more information on the camp, see the web site at: http://sites.google.com/site/usacrmproject/
It's a really fun week and a great way to spend some… Continue
Added by Ryan Kohler on May 18, 2010 at 7:10pm —
Summit Cycling Productions, in conjunction with the city of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Highway, announced today plans for the inaugural Assault on the Peak bicycle ride this summer. Scheduled for Sunday, August 29, the 2010 Assault on the Peak will provide cycling enthusiasts with the opportunity to ascend America’s most famous mountain. The 18.5-mile route promises to be one of the most challenging in the world for an organized cycling…
After more than five months of training for one specific race, I'm
fairly disappointed I won't be racing Kansas 70.3. My knee issues just
aren't getting any better. In fact, it's gotten worse. It has been
really tough to train over the past week or so, mainly because I kinda
knew I had to make this decision. I worked extremely hard to get to
where I am and now it feels like I failed myself a bit.
injuries are part of life, especially running, but it… Continue
Cycling. It's something that's been near and dear to my heart since I was a child building trails to ride on when I was just 9 years old back home in MN. I guess that's where I started to get spoiled with ease of access to trails. In '87 I stopped riding my bmx bike on trails we made in my neighborhood and started riding my dad's Schwinn Cruiser "5 speed"....big wide handlebars....with the shifter right at the stem for some God forsaken reason. Two years later in '89 I made the biggest purchase… Continue
Six Tips for a more confident open water swim without open water.
While preparing for a race that includes open water swimming, it is highly recommended to practice in open water first. But sometimes it's not possible to swim in open water before your race. Perhaps you live in a colder climate and don't have access until Memorial Day, or it's just not practical to get to a body of open water, here are some tips… Continue
No matter how much I dislike talking about tips, I have to do it now because there is no time to write a manual for treadmill running. I'll do it later as a separate chapter for one of the planned books. For now I would like to pretend that it is a short version of it. We prepared a video clip with Severin for our Wednesday's Video presentation, which, together with this article, will give you some insight into treadmill running.
Have you ever had a bad workout? One where you think why the hell am I still doing this? Why do I put myself through this pain willingly? What makes me think I can do all these crazy races? I have these ideas run through my head more often than I would like to admit but the key is to push those thoughts out of your mind and move on.
One way that I do this is to remember one person. This person happens to be a great friend of mine and…
Having done this triathlon last October, I pretty much knew what to expect coming into this morning. I ran through my race plan the night before and was pretty sure I had everything ready. I went to bed early and wasn't nervous at all, so I slept amazing. Apparently, I didn't set my alarm, but still managed to wake up around 6:10, so I still had plenty of time. I made a strawberry shake and brought an orange with for pre-race fuel.
I got to the Academy and setup my transition spot.… Continue