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Eliminating the Show-stoppers

2017-02-02T17:25:20-08:00

by John Hughes John Hughes is the former director of the WUCA, has been certified by the NSCA as a personal trainer and by USA Cycling as a coach. Learn about Hughes’ coaching at www.coach-hughes.com. Introduction In 1986 Pete won Race Across AMerica from Huntington Beach, CA to Atlantic City, NJ, averaging 15.40 mph for the 3,107 Miles — and Pete's RAAM average speed record remains unbroken. The next year Pete and Lon Haldeman set the men's tandem transcontinental record of 15.97 mph. I first met Pete and Lon on PAC Tour 1988 and in 2006 I had the pleasure [...]

Eliminating the Show-stoppers2017-02-02T17:25:20-08:00

Indoor Training – Part 2

2017-02-02T17:22:51-08:00

The training program for indoor conditions. by Joshua "Too Tall" Simonds Joshua Simonds races tandems and is a veteran of PBP. He set a tandem course record at Calvin's Challenge this year. When not on the bike, he's a computer wank, cycling coach, massage therapist, natural cosmetic manufacturer & retailer and essential oil & sports supplement supplier living in Washington, D.C. Indoor Cycle Training:     Part 1    PART 2     Indoor Challenge Introduction Old man winter has been kind to us Easterners thus far. Mild temperatures and very little ice on the roads are reason enough to throw on the woolies [...]

Indoor Training – Part 22017-02-02T17:22:51-08:00

Indoor Training – Part 1

2017-02-02T17:36:33-08:00

The training program for indoor conditions. by Joshua "Too Tall" Simonds Joshua Simonds races tandems and is a veteran of PBP. He set a tandem course record at Calvin's Challenge this year. When not on the bike, he's a computer wank, cycling coach, massage therapist, natural cosmetic manufacturer & retailer and essential oil & sports supplement supplier living in Washington, D.C. Indoor Cycle Training:     PART 1     Part 2     Indoor Challenge Introduction One sure thing lets me know that fall weather is fast approaching the Washington, D.C. area. My wife has just dropped a gentle hint for me [...]

Indoor Training – Part 12017-02-02T17:36:33-08:00

Intensity Training for Ultra Racers

2017-02-02T17:49:36-08:00

Interval training works. Bicycle racers have been doing interval training for decades, and hard training benefits long distance riders, too. Penseyres did a lot of interval training in 1986, when he set the solo RAAM speed record and again in '95 when he set the RAAM 50+ Team record. by Pete Penseyres Pete Penseyres won the Race Across America twice (1984 and 1986), holds the RAAM men's average speed record of 15.40 mph (1986), with Lon Haldeman holds the tandem transcontinental record (1987, 7d 14h 55m), was a member of Team Lightning that won HPV RAAM (1989, 5d 1h 8m), [...]

Intensity Training for Ultra Racers2017-02-02T17:49:36-08:00

From the Field: How RAAM Riders Train

2017-02-02T17:50:19-08:00

Training methods employed by accomplished RAAM racers by Bernie Comeau Bernie Comeau, a veteran of RAAM and Furnace Creek, edits "From the Field" - a series of articles on what accomplished RAAM racers (the elite of the ultra community) do and use in order to be successful. Introduction As ultra cyclists, we are all faced with the question of how much training is enough to perform well at the distances we choose to ride. We need to make sure that we have trained enough so that our bodies are comfortable riding at desired speeds for particular distances. But one of [...]

From the Field: How RAAM Riders Train2017-02-02T17:50:19-08:00
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