Author: Julie Young

  2017-09-11 |   Category : articles

I love bike fitting because it is not simply a cookie-cutter manipulation of the bike, it’s often a puzzle and an opportunity to educate the rider on the value of consistent off-bike practices that will improve the position and power-output. Each fit is predicated on the individual rider’s goals, fitness and flexibility as well as …

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  2017-09-06 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Does off-season mean we hibernate and curl up in a comatose state on the couch with a bag of chips? Maybe not. Off-season provides an invaluable opportunity to give yourself a mental and physical hall pass from single sport focus and structure. It is the time to step back and enjoy the opportunity of mental and physical …

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  2017-08-27 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Contributed by Dai Endurance Athlete, Brian Finley, who PR’d over his last Leadville by 25 minutes and change this year. What a race and experience this year!  Woke up to crisp morning and clear sky’s for early 6:30am start. This year was my 4th Leadville 100 and this was the year I was going to …

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  2017-06-27 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Coaches note…In my experience it’s the mental grit that drives the physical. It’s a rarity we toe the start line and feel physically invincible the entire race. Endurance events are mental gymnastics, with highs and lows. We fight mentally to pull ourselves up from the low points. I think the races where we mentally have to …

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  2017-03-27 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Many athletes I know need to be told to take an off season, do some different things, not feel the need to ‘train’ every day, and let the body and mind get fresh and excited for the next season. Not me, and definitely not this year – I was more than ready for winter. I …

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  2017-03-14 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Yes indeed 42.5 km! I am only going to tell you part of the long story which is not particularly interesting but worth telling. I will omit the question of logistics for 8,000 Skiers and the controlled chaos that the Swiss have mastered, getting everyone to the race, through the race, and home on time. …

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  2017-03-01 |   Category : Athlete Blog

From Dai! athlete Trixie Bradley: I participated in the Chico Stage Race for the first time this year. I was very excited and looking forward to this race for months. It wasn’t until I was on my way to Chico that the nerves started to set in. On my way, my coach, Julie Young texted. …

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  2017-02-02 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Contributed by Dai! Endurance athlete, Kim Larson I once read an article about 10 health benefits of cross country skiing. I never thought twice about it after flipping through it, until this year. With 23 feet of snow in January (more then we have seen in the Truckee-Tahoe area for over 5 years) I needed …

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  2017-01-31 |   Category : Athlete Blog

  Photography by Daphne Houghard Sian Turner Crespo grew up immersed in sports, from figure skating and field hockey to golf, tennis and cricket. As a young adult, she discovered competitive cycling and jumped into XTERRA races, qualifying for both the U.S. and World Championships in her first season in 2011. She quickly progressed in …

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  2017-01-14 |   Category : Athlete Blog

  I don’t know about you, but for me embracing my strengths has been a battle.  I take for granted my God given talents and insanely continue to look at the things that are most difficult for me.  I have justified in my head that it is good to look at things I am not …

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