Chrysler Tech Center Presentation: Winter Training for Cyclists

        These are the images as presented during my talk at the Chrysler Tech Center on 1/24/17. If you have any questions about any of the material on the slides then please contact me. -Jason    

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Changing Up The Routine

I recently posted a ride I did on Strada, and this is one of the comments I received about the ride, "This is a change from the Hess routine." The ride I did consisted of riding my mountain bike out to Highland Recreation area, completing the A, B, C...

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Switching Gears

With the days getting shorter and cooler many of the riders that I know are doing everything that they can to squeeze in rides at every opportunity. I am talking about night rides, "sick day" rides, Saturday and Sunday group rides and any other ride type that you can...

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Staying On Course

A relatively mild winter led into a colder than normal Spring here in Southeast Michigan. And while we had a few decent days here and there, the general theme was cold and wet. This horrible weather is best exemplified by pointing out that it snowed on Sunday May 15th...

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Off Day’s & Openers : How to bring yourself to race day with perfect legs.

Now that the racing season is upon us we can finally shift our focus away from the weekly training cycle that we implemented all winter long. During the winter we jumped on the trainer almost every day, ideally while following a systematic plan. The routine that we all worked...

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Dialing In The In Season Training Schedule

In the past I have written about manipulating my training weeks to alternate 1 on week with 1 off week, and repeating this cycle as I build my volume and fitness. That is a cycle I follow for the entire "off" season which for me is December ~ March....

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2016 Goals

As the 2016 season draws near it is time to sit down and write your season goals out - if you already have not. I know some of the events, and event dates, are not finalized, however, there are still enough in place to allow you to start the...

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Adjusting On The Fly

I went into last night with a tough workout on the plate, and with legs that were questionable. Ideally I would have shifted the hard work to a day later, but my life schedule did not allow me that type of flexibility. So I knew that if I wanted...

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Workout Warm Up

There are two questions I get asked all of the time by clients, and others, and they are, "how long should I warm up for", and "how hard should my warm up be"? These are both excellent questions, and some times they are referring to warming up for workouts,...

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Variability In Your Training

I can not give an accurate citation on this reference, but I believe it was from Bicycling Magazine in the early 90's. It is a quote from Leonard "Harvey" Nitz, a multiple time National Champion, and Olympic gold medalist, on the track.  When asked what he did for his...

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