Ask ALP: How do I train with minimal free time?
June 26, 2015
Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions. Got a question for Alison and her team? Simply […]
Weather got you down? Embrace the freedom!
June 16, 2015
I’ll start with a confession: I love bad weather. This is not a common bike racer statement, but allow me to elaborate. This is about freedom. You see, it isn’t only physical ability that predicts an elite competitor’s success. To sustain excellence year after year, a bit of mental command and control is required as well. […]
Weekly Wisdom: The importance of self-talk
June 6, 2015
For the most part, we are aware of what we say to other people. They provide immediate feedback if what we said to them is positive or negative. But what about when you talk to yourself? That little voice inside of your head that can support and pump you up or criticize and beat you […]
February 5, 2015
I’m not a guy who gets excited by riding on the indoor trainer. However, I do understand the massive benefits and efficiencies that you can get in a short amount of time by doing ergo sessions. It’s not easy though. You need to go into each session with a plan. Personally, if I have a […]
Five questions with Dig Deep Coaching – meet Ciara MacManus
January 30, 2015
The partnership forged between Dig Deep Coaching and CyclingTips in July 2014 will extend to Ella. We’re pleased to introduce you to Ciara MacManus. The Dig Deep coach hails from Ireland and is the reining Irish MTB XC champion. Her main passion is the dirt, but her experiences span across all disciplines, and she has […]
The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up
January 16, 2015
It’s tricky to pick teams for the year’s biggest event before you’ve even seen them race. And sometimes it takes a strong result to secure the contract you want. But the toughest challenge of all might just be scaling up without losing your current user base. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.