QOTW: Why is my heart rate too high?

By Bethany Rutledge This week’s QOTW was inspired by the question asked by most beginners at one time or another. Variations of the question include “Is my heart rate too (fast, slow, high, low). ” Here, we seek to get to the root of the issue which is heart rate without context. If you look […]

QOTW: Which Cadence Should I Target?

By bethany What cadence should I ride? This is a common question from new cyclists faced with a host of new data, when before they may have just been focused on mph and cadence as their only two metrics for measuring their cycling performance. Cadence alone won’t get you anywhere. If you’ve been to a […]

Energy Lab Instructors Give Us Ways to Wake Up for an Early Morning Workout

By bethany Unless you have a flexible or nontraditional work schedule, something every dedicated athlete must face, at least occasionally, is the prospect of training early in the morning. It can be tough to wake up knowing others are still snug in their beds. But how best to make it happen? This week’s question is […]

How To: Complain Properly About a Disappointing Race Result

Have you ever had a bad race? Duh. If you're been training or racing more than two seconds, of course you have! And anticipating the possibility of a future not-perfect race leads us to an important training step you have missed-  setting up your post race excuses. I originally wrote "How to properly complain about a [...]