Author: Patricia Schwager

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New year's resolutions and how to stick to them

Some people believe in setting new year’s resolution, others think it isn’t a very good idea because after just a few weeks things often ...

Winter season is flu season, and cyclists are not immune

Winter  season is also flu season, and getting sick is always a setback in training. It takes time and energy to recover from a cold or f...

Do’s and Don’ts of the Off Season

Last week, pro cyclist Loren Rowney shared her joie de vivre approach to the off season, filled with drinking, binge eating, adventures a...

Coaching in the off-season

In the northern hemisphere, the 2015 road racing season is coming to an end. A lot of racers start to think about the off-season and look...

Descend better and faster

There is no better feeling than flying down a descent on your bike. I just love going fast and the feeling of (high) speed on my bike. Go...

Ignoring pain isn't a solution: How to deal with an injury

For this week's Weekly Wisdom, I wanted to write about dealing with injury because I’m just getting back from an injury myself, and it's ...

Weekly Wisdom: Indoor training tips

For our Aussie readers it's wintertime, which means it's trainer time. Maybe you are lucky and the weather where you live is good enough ...

Weekly Wisdom: The importance of recovery

How seriously are you taking recovery? Are you doing enough to recover from training and racing? A lot of athletes underestimate the need...

Weekly Wisdom: Race day nutrition

Please welcome Patricia Schwager, an ALP Cycles coach and Weekly Wisdom contributor. Patricia began racing as a junior in 1998. After rac...