My “A” Race Is Over … Now What?

Transition season

Your Guide To An Enjoyable and Productive Transition Season Having lived on the East Coast my entire life and now residing in New Jersey, fall is upon us and a majority of the big events and races are over in this region. At the time of writing this, there is still the Boston Marathon (rescheduled […]

Training the Whole Athlete

Multiple training variables

I started bike racing in 1989 and while there was some training technology at that time, it was largely limited to Polar heart rate monitors which at that time, was like wearing a desktop computer on your wrist! Since that time, we’ve been blessed with substantial increases in technology both in terms of real-time data […]

10 Common Training Mistakes

1. Too Easy on Hard Days, Too Hard on Easy Days This is perhaps the most common training mistake that I see on a regular basis, as well as the most common training mistake that I hear from fellow UESCA coaches. Training intensities at either end of the spectrum typically elicit the greatest physiological responses. […]

Five Reasons Not To Train Like A Pro

I challenge you to find one endurance sports magazine that has not at some point had at least one article on how to train like a professional {insert sport} athlete. This is likely for good reason – I mean who wouldn’t want to run like Sara Hall, ride like Wout Van Aert, swim like Katie […]

Is FOMO Ruining Your Training?

Ah yes… good ole’ FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)! As the founder of UESCA, long-time coach and athlete, I can confidently say that FOMO is one of the key factors for athletes not adhering to training programs, as well as having their progress derailed. Aside from hearing from coaches all of the time about this […]

Introduction to Gravel Racing

You’d be hard pressed to find another sport that is exploding in popularity the way gravel riding/racing currently is. The popularity of gravel riding is akin to what mountain biking was in the US back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. To the casual observer, gravel riding/racing is just like road riding, but on […]

The Menstrual Cycle and Female Athletes

Female Needs As we know women and men are different. But what makes them so?  Do they need to train differently?  Women menstruate and with this, hormones fluctuate. This can have a significant effect on how a female athlete may respond to exercise, the demands of her sport and competition.  Hormones are the body’s chemical […]

The Importance of Confidence

As a cyclist and fan of pro cycling, I follow the sport quite closely. One of the biggest names in the sport over the past 10-15 years has been a British sprinter and former world champion by the name of Mark Cavendish. He’s won over 140 races as a professional, with 30 of those wins […]

5 Tips For Coaching Through The Pandemic

These are stressful times – no doubt about it. From an endurance sports perspective, with very few in-person events being held and not knowing what 2021 is going to look like in regard to the race calendar, there are a lot of unknowns. However, despite the current climate of things, athletes are still being coached […]

The Value of Easy and Hard Days

As an endurance sports athlete for over 25 years and as a coach for over 20, there is one training mistake that I’ve found most all athletes (including myself) make at some point or another. As the founder of UESCA, I’ve also heard this from plenty of our coaches Athletes don’t go easy enough or […]