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chad@totalcyclist.com

Tune up Tuesday: Don't be that guy or gal!

You have to keep it fresh...new...different! Don't mess up the hard work you did this winter!

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bonnie.kleffman@totalcyclist.com

On Suffering

Lofty title I know but stay with me. Far from some facile Nietzchean  "That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger" notion this is a blog about cycling not philosophy (duh) and besides, the good philosopher died at 46, quite possibly of syphilis. Keep that in mind the next time you quote a pop song. Ahem.

On New Year's Day I left my house for a training ride under grey skies and a temperature of 37 degrees (lack of effort on the part of the weather gods, who apparently took the day off as well). Heading into a chilly, windy metric on a mountain bike no less, my brain told me I was probably missing the point of the holiday. Be that as it may I remembered an article passed on by fellow lunatic Mark Drogalis of Toasted Head Racing - http://toastedheadracing.wordpress.com - which is one coach's diatribe on what separates good athletes from the elite: namely one's ability to suffer. 

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chad@totalcyclist.com

Video Blog: What the heck do I do now?

Christmas has just passed. The New Years is right around the corner. So. How to train for the upcoming year over the next few weeks. Long slow distance? Short/Intense intervals? Both?

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chad@totalcyclist.com

Is Failure a good thing?

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"The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks

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