Ask the Experts: Indoor Cycling Power vs. Outdoor Power

Why is there a difference between the power you can put into the pedals outdoors than the power indoors? The difference between indoor cycling power and outdoor power tends to be more pronounced with shorter, higher-intensity efforts, especially when you’re out of the saddle. The reason why comes down to a few different factors....

Winter Base Miles? Do Them or Not?

Conventional wisdom holds that winter is the season of base training, also known as Long Steady Distance (LSD). This means countless hours riding at a steady mellow pace for weeks on end in order to lay a ‘foundation’ for the more intense training sessions in the spring and summer. Without all those base miles, the thinking...

Do I need a Coach?

Words by Taylor Thomas of Thomas Endurance Coaching There’s a special bond between a coach and an athlete that’s rarely duplicated in other environments. The shared passion and commitment towards lofty goals is something that makes for a special experience for everyone involved. However, despite all of the positives that come from the coach-athlete relationship,...

Maintaining Fitness and Motivation During Injury

Words by Taylor Thomas at Thomas Endurance Coaching Injury, no matter how hard we try to avoid it, is often an inevitable part of endurance sports. It’s an experience that most athletes will have to go through and learn how to navigate as they attempt to maintain their drive, ambition, and fitness. Once injured, the...

Ask the Experts: What to Eat During an Ironman Race

Words by Alana Levin of Thomas Endurance Coaching To arrive prepared for the start of an iron-distance race takes commitment and sacrifice. It takes hours of training, early morning workouts, and time away from friends and family to dedicate yourself to the sport. Despite the time spent training many athletes struggle with their fuelling...

How to Prepare for a Century Ride

Written by O’Brien Forbes for TrainingPeaks What is so special about riding 100 miles? It’s just a number. But when you can say, “I just rode 100 miles!” you can take pride and stand up straight when you say it. Pedaling 100 miles is a “milestone,” pardon the pun, no matter if it’s your first...

5 High Energy Foods for Endurance Cycling

It’s no secret that the key to long-term endurance is keeping your body fueled for the workout ahead. During longer exercise regimens, your body needs an input of calories to keep moving. If it doesn’t get that necessary fuel, your performance will plummet, and your ride will ultimately suffer. Here is where the importance...

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