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Build headroom into your season plan

Should you really rest at the end of your season? Won’t that mean you will lose all your hard-earned fitness? Building performance is not linear and you should rest and unload some fatigue after your performance peaks. Here is why: To build “headroom” for your next season. The performance manager is a powerful tool when planning out your season. Once you…

Best Recovery Practices for Endurance Athletes

Read our latest article on TrainingPeaks to polish up on your recovery practices.   You know that sensation, when you have bottomless power, breathing is deep, and pushing hard feels so good? When you are strong, motivated, and invincible. These are the days when you slay your training and smash your race goals. The secret to these training days and…

Weight Loss for Mountain Bikers

This article can be read in full on the TrainingPeaks Blog. The off-season is a golden time to make focused changes to increase performance next season. Losing weight is the most likely place to reap gains for most mountain bikers. Climbing hills at a body weight of 150 pounds is a lot easier than at 175 pounds. At a lighter…

10 Off Season Training Tips for Mountain Bike Racers

Here is our new LW Coaching article on TrainingPeaks: 10 Off Season Training Tips for Mountain Bike Racers. For the majority of us, the mountain bike race season runs from April to September with peak races falling between Memorial Day and Labor Day. October and November are our “off-season” months before base training ramps up for the following race season. Even if…