Ride Don’t Hide 2017

For the past four years Kits Energy riders have made this event a priority in their cycling season. For some, they are riding for personal reasons; for friends or family members. Others are riding because they want to support the cause and others are riding simply because it is a very well...

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Tips for tapering

Tapering is when you decrease your weekly volume to allow your body a chance to fully recover for an A race or key event. Overall, the reduction in training will result in some fitness loss but this loss is made up by the fact that you will now be 100% mentally and physically recovered. Some people take longer to recover than others...

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Maximize your training in AND out of the saddle.

One of the ways you become a better cyclist is through muscular adaptation. In very basic terms, this is what happens: The stress of training causes micro tears in your muscles. Your body then repairs the damage, which results in an inflammatory response (the swelling and tenderness­ you feel after a...

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Sprint intervals and traffic don’t mix.

Vancouver has embraced the large number of bikes on the roads by providing bike lanes and specific bike routes that are great routes when traveling to and from your workout but definitely not the place to lay the hammer down. So how do you deal with training when you live in...

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Improving on your goals from last season

Many riders think of their finish time as the only goal. This often leads to disappointment as there are so many elements beyond our control which alter our finishing time without giving a clear picture on whether or not we have improved. Last year, I asked my riders to include specific detailed goals for every event. If you did this, go back to those...

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Marathon #30 in Philly

That’s medal number 30! Thank you for all the good luck wishes for my 30th marathon!   I don’t usually write a race report for (just?) a marathon, but since it was my 30th and a destination race, I thought I’d shared a little about my day…. The weather had...

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