Ask the Experts: Movement and Why it Matters

It is common in the world of endurance sports for athletes to solely focus on the workouts we deem as important. These workouts would include sessions that are building their cardiovascular endurance since that is the only way to get better, right? For the time-crunched athlete who needs to skip a workout(s), more times than...

Ask the Experts: Stretching for Cyclists

Words by Taylor Thomas of Thomas Endurance Coaching Stretching is one of those topics that athletes seem to have strong opinions about. Some swear by it, and some swear that it’s not needed. Regardless of what side of the aisle you find yourself on, there are some proven benefits to carving out some time for...

How to Build a Personal Cycling Training Camp

When most people hear the term “Cycling Training Camp,” they think of escaping to locations with warm weather, breathtaking scenery, and monumental climbs. Really the goal of any training camp is to get faster and fitter, and while that nice weather, beautiful sights, and long climbs can help, they are by no means necessary....

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...

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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