training

Periodization

Crowie is the King. He could write this entire blog with both hands and legs tied behind his back. He’s competed and won races that we only read about in cyclingnews. Here’s a glimpse of his very own training strategy that’s worked for him and other elite athletes over the years. The thing that I […]

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Perceived Exertion – Rate Your Workout

I’m quite fortunate that I have a power meter. I find it the most useful training tool imaginable. It allows you to know exactly how much power you’re generating. Just like when you do a bench press, you know exactly how many plates you have loaded up on the bar. No questions. I can’t wait […]

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Race Tune-Up

The day before a race should be a rest day.  However, by “rest day” I’m not implying that you should take it off.  I just mean that you shouldn’t be tearing yourself down so much that you need serious recovery afterwards.  It should be called a “tune-up day” rather than a “rest day”. My favorite […]

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Pick A Goal

Most of us put a lot of effort into this sport. It’s just the nature of it. Unfortunately natural talent in cycling doesn’t tend to shine until you have your bases covered on fitness. If you’re going to put this much time into being out on the road, you may as well try to do […]

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The Long Ride

Yesterday was Crowie’s annual Inverloch 280 ride. It went from Melbourne to Inverloch and back on some of the most sensational roads I’ve ever seen. Just when you think you’ve seen all the good rides in the area it pays to go out with an old pro like Crowie to show you a thing or […]

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