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                                                            Crewing

Crewing

The ultra world seems to be growing in ways of races and racers.  With that comes the need for good crew members.  Having a good crew can make a huge difference in someone’s race.  Having a crew that melts down or blows up in the middle of the race can be disastrous.  Whether you’re looking […]

What it takes to be a great endurance athlete

What it takes to be a great endurance athlete

A passion for performance and a love of the sport are two of the most basic requirements for any endurance athlete looking to be successful.  Training is not easy, so there must be some type of spark that gets you moving each day toward your goals.  But it takes much more than just passion and […]

Strava – Good or Bad for cycling?

Strava – Good or Bad for cycling?

Oh my.  Where do I begin?  This is a post that’s been a long time coming.  I have so many things to say I actually don’t know where to begin. In the last two days I have seen two examples that have motivated me to finally write a blog post about Strava.  The first thing […]

Things to achieve and learn from B & C priority races

Things to achieve and learn from B & C priority races

Race season is upon us and athletes everywhere are starting to think about key races to do well at and secondary races to use for training and motivation. Lower priority, B and C races, are commonly used earlier in the season, but these races can also be used throughout the year for training and more. […]

Race day Mindset

Race day Mindset

Race days are filled with many emotions, from the nervous energy at the start line to the emotions experienced while racing.  So being mentally prepared to handle these emotions is as important as it is to prepare physically.  Becoming overwhelmed mentally can easily lead to distraction and a loss in speed.  The Elite and seasoned […]

First Race of the Season

First Race of the Season

The first race of the year is always an intense feeling.  There are always thoughts of uncertainty.  You are really not sure how you are going to feel, how you will compare to your peers, or if you will struggle to make it to the finish line.  The first event is always a small bump […]

A Coach’s Perspective

A Coach’s Perspective

When coaching athletes, there is always a lot to think about on an ongoing weekly and monthly basis. I need to keep in mind the goals for the upcoming season, weaknesses and strengths of each athlete, the seasonal focus, current weather conditions, available schedule, current training fatigue and more. So what is the best training […]

 Group Riding (the good and bad of it)

Group Riding (the good and bad of it)

Ask most coaches and they will tell you that group riding has a place for training, but if you really want to improve you need to be specific to your own needs.  In the early 80’s we would meet at the bike shop every morning at 5:30.  The train of riders would leave on time […]

Winter Training and Cycling

Winter Training and Cycling

UltraRaceNews is proud to introduce Mike Schultz of Highland Training as our newest site contributor.  Mike has years of racing, training and coaching experience and will be sharing his ultra-endurance theory through topics that are relative to all riders, from novice all the way to the elite competitor.  Mike is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association […]

The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link

The discussion of whether or not strength training should be applied to cyclists has been saturated with reasons why it doesn’t work for most cyclists. After all, they already have strong legs, and who needs the extra upper body weight when climbing a hill?   Many cyclists will try applying strength training for a certain time of the […]

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