By ALP Cycles Coach Alison Powers The hashtag #crossiscoming is no longer valid. #crossishere. The first races of the season have either begun or are right around the corner. Bikes and equipment have been dialed in, training has been completed, and now it’s time to race. Not so fast. Energy management and skill building mustRead More
On August 17, 2016 from 5:30-8PM, Holidaily Brewery in Golden, Colorado will host an elite female athlete panel to benefit World Bicycle Relief. The focus of the event is around women’s equality in sport, what it takes to train and race at an elite level while balancing life’s other commitments, women-specific training and racing tips,Read More
The Applied Exercise Science Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking well trained female cyclists (category 3 or greater) and triathletes (USAtriathalon license) aged 18-42 who are currently training more than 8 hours per week to participate in a study investigating factors that influence VO2max. The purpose of this study is to figureRead More
Rather than write about my TT experience, which is pretty consistent week to week (I rode *expletive* hard and *expletive* fast), for my second race report, I’d do a feature on a team that not only participates in the series but also is a platform for helping more women get into cycling and racing.
Dana Platin and Roberta Smith, Naked Women’s Racing Team
I met Roberta Smith from the Naked Women’s Racing Team in week 2 – she was the rider immediately behind me. Roberta is not only crazy fast (she zoomed past me within 1:30 of my start), she’s incredibly nice and an ambassador for the sport of cycling. She didn’t hesitate to offer this newbie some great tips and some whoops of encouragement as we zoomed by each other on the course. . . Read more
Coach Jon Heidemann discusses how muscle flexibility, strength and neural coordination are the very basic characteristics of moving in humans. Effective training involves aspects rooted in all three characteristics. This 2nd article offers realistic suggestions on improving those characteristics through increasing your physical awareness, finding gyms or personal trainers to help you quantify and monitor progress, how to integrate Functional Movement Training (FMT) into your training program, and lastly the tools that are likely involved… Read more