Southern California Fall/Winter Century Rides

By Aaron Barker | October 24, 2013
Southern What are your plans for riding this winter? It can be tough to keep to a regular riding schedule as the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler. Take advantage of 20% off two upcoming events....

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Seeing Is Believing: The Science Behind Visualization

By Leslee Schenk Trzcinksi | September 13, 2013
Seeing There REALLY IS science behind the inspiring phrases as athletes or those trying to commit to New Year’s resolutions hear: “visualize your success” or “imagine your greatest possibilities”. And, seeing what you want in your mind is benefited by physical, printed, visual aids......

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Inflammation and Discomfort with Asthma

By Peg Labiuk | September 05, 2013
Inflammation I understand your desire to get relief from your asthma symptoms; it sure is unpleasant to have your lungs balk when you are enjoying the outdoors. There are two things I can suggest to get you lasting relief....

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Forever Fit, Forever Young

By Patty Peoples | August 12, 2013
Forever It’s a proven fact that exercise retards the aging process. According to the Modern Medicine website, 'Telomeres—caps at the ends of chromosomes, which tend to shorten as we age—are longer in people who are physically active. Several studies have linked the longer telomere to fewer wrinkles, stronger muscles, and more resistance to disease.'...

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Yoga: Transitioning from the Indoor Trainer to the Road

By Leslee Schenk Trzcinksi | July 29, 2013
Yoga: As the body transitions back to on the road efficiency and adjusts to environmental forces such as wind and terrain, it is important to keep two key areas of the body opened, flexible and balanced; the hamstrings and the psoas (long, stabilizing flexor at front hip) – both of which are primary causes for low back crankiness and decreased pedal efficiency and power. Here are some must do yoga movements to target these critical areas....

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Aero Position: Does it Have to be a Pain in the Neck?

By Peg Labiuk | May 11, 2013
Aero In this week's Training Corner, Coach Peg responds to a reader's question about strengthening the neck for long distance triathlons and how to avoid injury....

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Cost-per-Use of Our Outdoor Gear. An Inverse of Our Quality of Life?

By Marilyn Trout | May 02, 2013
Cost-per-Use I came across an article by Brendan Leonard who has a pithy blog about “the relentless pursuit of the everyman's, and every woman's, adventure.” Whether planned or spontaneous, bucket list or daily grind, I must admit this “pursuit of adventure” runs deep within every fiber of my being....

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Getting the Most out of Yoga for Good Form on the Bike

By Leslee Schenk Trzcinski | April 19, 2013
Getting Whether you are a time-starved cyclist trying to optimize performance, a dedicated yoga practitioner, or somewhere in between, the following tips are GREAT reminders how to improve EVERY yoga/mobility move. ...

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Shoulder Pain on Long Rides

By Peg Labiuk | March 22, 2013
Shoulder Can you tell me how to avoid shoulder pain while riding, especially longer rides? The pain is normally between my shoulder blades and sometimes really burns. I've been fitted for my bike and have been told I have a good riding posture/form. I'm relaxed and don't seem to be tensed....

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Changing Gears with Masters World Champion Annette Williams

Changing I first 'met' Annette on her cycling resume while sizing up our competition for the 2012 Masters National Track Championships. Yikes. She made good on my impression & annihilated us all taking every event that she entered. Months later at the World Championships in Manchester, she added another rainbow jersey to her collection. She is so much more than the classy champion hanging out at the velodrome. Enjoy reading more about Annette’s journey & how she has learned to change gears with wisdom....

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