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How To Build & Use Self-Control For Better Cycling

TOOLBOX: After the first few years of cycling, we learn that the best gear, the fanciest supplements, and the most favorable weather will only get us so far. In order to take performance from good to great, the resources, skills, and extra juice we need to improve comes from the inside, not out. 

Training: Why Process Goals Matter

TOOLBOX: Goals and outcomes from our hard work in training are great, but an over-reliance on the end result can make for an all-or-nothing experience for some competitive cyclists. Focusing on the process to get there can be even more important. Here's how to break down the steps to make your process a more effective way to reach your long term goals.

Comparing Cycling Generations: Us Against Them

How would today’s pro cyclists compare to the generations of Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, or Miguel Indurain? And how would those great cyclists fare in the modern peloton? We look to a study done on speed skaters to help find some answers.

Intervals: Go Short or Go Long?

There are all types of cycling intervals under the sun, including short Tabata-style intervals of repeated on-off efforts which have become popular. How effective are they compared to longer, steady state intervals?