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Golden Cheetah – Basic Setup, Care and Feeding

Analyzing your powermeter data is as important as training with power. In my previous post I made an overview of what actually a Training Analysis Software (such as Golden Cheetah) does behind the scenes so to speak. Initial Setup After you install Golden Cheetah there are couple of important things you need to take care of before […]

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The Indoor Trainer: a Love Story

When the weather turns cold and/or the days get short, there are not a whole lot of options if you want to stay in shape for (next year’s) cycling season. I am going to honestly admit that I actually LIKE riding on the indoor/turbo trainer. That for sure makes me a minority if not the […]

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Weekly Summary Dec 17 – Dec 23, 2012

This is the first post of the series of Weekly Summaries I will be including every Sunday. The idea is to show what I am doing in perspective, serve as an online progress meter and give you ideas and insights on how to adjust/create/manage your own training schedule. I will try to keep information concise […]

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Training on Tubular Tyres

Most of the times when you think tubular tyres you imagine fine hand craftsmanship, supple ride quality and of course time consuming gluing. The first two attributes is something you want, and let’s face anything that spells inconvenience, you run as far away from as possible. Therefore gluing tubulars is usually reserved for your precious […]

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Making Sense of Your Powermeter Data – Golden Cheetah

In my previous post, I explained how the body responds to different type of exercise (physiological/training) stress. Improvement is based on that response. You need to be able to evaluate and quantify the stress you put your body through day after day as you train ie “How fit do I get after 1h riding at Z2 or […]

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Training and Motivation: Basic Concepts

The Basic Principle You train, you physically stress your body, you get tired, you recover, you supercompensate, and come back stronger. Train again and you get progressively better. If you don’t get tired, you don’t need to recover. If you don’t recover, you don’t super compensate and you will not improve. It is as simple […]