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Keeping bike fit when riding isn't an option

Good fitness requires consistency, but due to travel, work, family, and other time constraints, being able to ride multiple times a week ...

Improve your performance with a proper warmup and cooldown

At this point, many of you have probably pined a number or two to a jersey and raced. By now, you should have a good idea of what you nee...

How to sleep well after a hard training session

We received the following question for #AskALP on twitter: "@ellacyclingtips Pls help me sleep better after I ride in your #weeklywisdom ...

Weekly wisdom: Consistency is the key to success

We all know that to become better at something we need to practice. It seems obvious but to become better a better cyclist, you have to p...

Ride like Evie: tips for racing against the clock

Time trials: a moment of truth and arguably the purest form of cycling. One human against the clock attempting to pedal their bikes as fa...

What is the ideal cadence?

Riding a bike is different from other endurance sports. When we ride a bike, we have the ability to change gears and to choose a cadence ...

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...

Watch your posture for strong, pain-free riding

While most of us do spend the time to get a proper bike fit, I’m finding that too little attention is spent on how we sit on our bikes. D...

Get the most of your training: stop coasting and soft pedaling

With work, family and other commitment, most of us are limited to 8 to 12 hours of training time per week. To get the most out of limited...

How those around you can help your performance

When I first started racing a decade ago, I wanted to know what I could do to train my mind to become a champion. |Related: Mental Fitnes...

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...

Digging into the pain cave: The psychology of suffering, part 2

Earlier this year, Alison and I attended the TrainingPeaks Endurance Coaching Summit held at Colorado University in Boulder. The Summit b...

Criterium racing: the Do's and Dont's

For all you Aussies, crit season is here! Earlier this week, Verita Stewart shared her beginner's guide to prepping for a criterium, now ...

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...

Digging into the pain cave: The psychology of suffering, part 1

Last month, Alison and I attended the TrainingPeaks Endurance Coaching Summit held at Colorado University in Boulder. The Summit brought ...

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...

Stay in the comfort zone or strive to go further?

While coaching the USA Cycling Talent ID Mountain Bike Camp this past June, a young athlete asked me: “So, do I just need to lay it all o...

Getting in touch with the "why"

Do you know why you do what you do? Do you know why you like to ride your bike, do intervals, work where you work, and live where you liv...

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 ...

Power-to-weight ratio: Will losing weight make me a better cyclist?

Power-to-weight ratio. Watts per Kilogram. Race weight. Three different ways to say it, one simple meaning: no matter how much you weigh,...