Data have always been critical to endurance athletes and coaches. But as computing power has allowed for increasingly powerful number crunching in increasing smaller packages, the amount of data available can become noisy, overwhelming, paralyzing, and - at worst - totally useless. Wahoo’s series of ELEMNT cycling computers presents more data than any cyclist could … Continue reading Zone Training With LEDs
I had aspired to doing these monthly, but well, it's the beginning of March already. The past nine-ish weeks of training with Coach Greg Henderson have been incredibly rewarding, both in terms of getting faster but also just in terms of really enjoying the sport in a new way. While I'm obviously performance-driven, I've done … Continue reading The First Two Months. Or How Coach Hendy Made Me Understand The Track… A Little.
One of my favorite parts of track training is that many of the focused off-track sessions are best done in Zwift. Many of you have seen Greg Henderson's workouts in Zwift Group Workouts. Coach Hendy also has several pre-made complete training plans available on his website. These files aren't (yet) as richly commented as either … Continue reading Pursuit Training With Coach Hendy
When I retired from triathlon to take the job at Zwift, I initially thought I'd almost entirely stop riding my bike. The fear that I still have every time I ride on the road after my accident in 2010 was something I wanted to leave behind. My first month at Zwift was actually my biggest … Continue reading The Longshot
Thought it was about time I gave an update on 2018. It's taken me a while to figure that out for myself, and I still don't know that I have a concrete plan, but I at least have - and have had - a firm enough idea now that I wanted to share it. … Continue reading What Comes Next
I couldn't figure out how to write about the race in Santa Cruz without talking about my other, bigger news in depth. And writing about the race in Santa Cruz after sharing that news seemed rather anti-climactic.
I have a new job...
A video and list of the essential tools that I bring to every race. Includes links for purchasing specific items.
Challenge Iceland was originally supposed to be a “test-flight” for Norseman, but I ended up falling in love with both the event and the country of Iceland.
I know that I've never been more prepared for a race than I was for Norseman, and in terms of specific preparation, it might be the finest and most focused build I've had in my career. This preparation showed up on race day with what I would say is one of the very best race performances in my career. I drained the tank to absolutely empty on that course.
This is Part One of an experiment that I'm conducting on myself. I plan to post Part Two after Norseman, with an update on how this all went. Like many people, I find myself increasing tethered to my phone (and, to a less degree, my computer) under the guise of "productivity." In part, because social … Continue reading The Tyranny Of Productivity