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More Than Endurance- Unbound XL Winner Taylor Lideen's Hidden Challenges

More Than Endurance: Unbound XL Winner Taylor Lideen’s Hidden Challenges

Taylor Lideen’s victory at this year’s Unbound XL gravel race was an awe-inspiring achievement of physical endurance. But the sheer absurdity of riding alone for almost 23 hours, over 350 miles of rugged gravel, hides an even more challenging battle Taylor has faced with depression and anxiety.

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A Guide to bicycle gearing- choosing the right gearing for your road, mountain, and gravel bikes

A Guide to Bicycle Gearing: Choosing the Right Gears For Your Road, Gravel, and Mountain Bike

Having the right gearing can make or break your ride. But with the wide range of options available these days, choosing the right gearing can be an overwhelming and complicated task. Let’s get to the bottom of how gearing works and how to choose the right gears for your terrain and discipline.

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Workout Profiles: Build Specific Fitness

Workout Profiles give you a more detailed view of the intervals needed to build the specific fitness required for your goals. This guide will cover everything you need to know about Workout Profiles.

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P.C. @kokody / M.C. @TheAlpineStylist

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Mid Volume Plan

Mid-volume training plans are best for athletes who can handle a higher training load but still want flexibility in their training schedules. You can determine if mid-volume is right for you by looking at your current training volume, goals, fitness, and schedule.

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Tapering and Peaking for Cyclists: Be Ready for Race Day

The big event is only a few weeks away. You’ve put in the hard work, and now you want to ensure that your body is ready to perform for your most important event. Tapering and peaking can seem complex. This guide will help you hit peak fitness just in time for your event.

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Is a High-Volume Training Plan Right For You? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself.
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Is a High-Volume Training Plan Right For You? Five Questions to Ask Yourself.

Endurance athletes love a challenge, and reflexively gravitate towards harder workouts and higher volumes in their training. But for most athletes, this isn’t the most productive or sustainable path. Is a high-volume training plan right for you?

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Peak Fitness, All-Out Efforts, Elevation Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 311

Peak Fitness, All-Out Efforts, Elevation Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 311

How to reach and maintain peak fitness for as long as possible, how many all-out efforts does a rider have each year, how to use elevation training and heat training to get faster and much more in Episode 311 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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How to Choose the Best Mid-Ride Nutrition

The longer and more intense a training session is, the more crucial your mid-ride nutrition becomes. Knowing when to consume liquids, gels, and solids can help you make an on-the-bike nutrition plan that includes the best fuels for you and your ride.

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Bike Maintenance tips for indoor training

Bike Maintenance Checklist for Training

A clean bike is a fast bike, even when it’s on the trainer. Training is hard on your body and equipment whether you’re riding indoors or out. This bike maintenance checklist for training can make sure your bike is ready to work as hard as you do.

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Functional Threshold Power (FTP): What it Means to Cyclists

FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power and estimates the highest average power can sustain for one hour, measured in watts. For cycling, FTP is a measure of fitness and an important metric that indicates the amount of work you can sustain for long durations. Additionally, it’s used to determine power zones that are used in training.

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