• Article Archive

    LONG SLOW DISTANCE IS NOT DEAD!
    While the thinking these days is all about specificity and no 'junk miles', a provisionally accepted study includes the great sentence "These responses occurred proportionally to lactate accumulation, suggesting a link between enhanced mitochondrial networks and the ability to sustain higher workloads." In other words, long endurance rides are a critical input to high performance cycling.
    MAGIC WORKOUTS?
    Another great article from Alex Hutchinson with an analysis of different interval protocols - does the actual protocol matter, or is it just the fact that it's a different stressor?

    POOR MAN'S ALTITUDE TRAINING
    Heat training and acclimisation produce some unexpected performance results.

    TRAINSHIFT
    Johannes from Germany got so annoyed with the online training platforms available that he just created his own.


    A rider might only be in into the sport for self-improvement. Such a rider, focused solely on technique, mastery and process may become highly proficient, and even elite. Similarly, a rider might only ride for the glory. This ego/performance orientation suggests that process has to be endured, but it’s really the identity of being an elite cyclist that drives the rider. I suspect that some of the best riders, however, combine the positives of both orientations. They are obsessive about process and practice, and love to rip everyone’s legs off where it counts in order to enjoy the rewards.

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