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  2012-11-11 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

I think I had my best Davis ride today. We changed the cranks to the 170s with standard chain rings.  Love the new gears. Much more comfortable and my legs did not hurt like they normally do. I can’t wait to get home and compare my rides on Strava to check the speed of this …

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There’s 2500 race participants in Geyserville waiting for the start of the Healdsburg Half Marathon the last weekend of October.  The announcer is talking about the course, “there’s water at miles 2, 4,…and Accelerade at miles…and white wine at mile 10.  This is a beautiful course, so everyone needs to take advantage of the rolling …

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  2012-10-26 |   Category : Uncategorized

  Below is an article that Dr. Andy Pasternak and I wrote for the Reno Gazette Journal. Martha Bellisle wrote a personal sidebar of her Vo2max testing experience. Physiological testing provides the tools to maximize your training time investment. Often, we find that it’s the person relatively new to exercise who benefits the most from testing. …

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  2012-10-01 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Recently I had to make a personal decision, and honestly it was very tough. For years I’ve contemplated the hobby I love (cycling) vs. furthering my education in gaining my MBA. Finally, after much personal deliberation, I have chosen the MBA. That being said, however, I still hold the last four (4) years with Julie …

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  2012-09-24 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

My season started out with promise in February.  It quickly went awry starting with Snelling, where I DNF’d due to back pain that would always start around mile 30 of a road race.  From there, it went downhill pretty rapidly and continued doing so until a thoroughly awful weekend at the Chico Stage race, where my back problems really …

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  2012-09-20 |   Category : Uncategorized

The article below was written for the Girls on the Run (GOTR) newsletter Training From the Couch to Cruising your First GOTR 5K Entered in to the Girls on the Run, Reno Inaugural 5K and feeling overwhelmed by how to start your preparation? The answer is just start. The key to running your first 5K …

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  2012-09-05 |   Category : Uncategorized

Last week Dr. Pasternak and I spoke with the Truckee High Cross Country running team and their parents. Over the next couple of months I will have the opportunity to assist Coaches Pat and Diana in providing a scientifically based injury prevention and performance conditioning program, and will be blogging about our weekly workouts. Dr. …

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  2012-08-27 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Heidi Littenberg’s weekend race report   I did the 3/4 race at Vacaville yesterday and wanted to say THANKS for all the intervals and advice.  That course has a nasty little hill in the middle.  During my warm-up lap, I was reminded how difficult the hill actually is. My memories from last year were that …

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  2012-08-09 |   Category : Uncategorized

This past Monday, I worked with the Rio Strada Women’s cycling team providing race tactics session for the upcoming Victory Velo circuit race at Sierra de Montserrat. (What an exciting, Euro-style course, lots of opportunities to  for tactical racing, not too mention a series of short taxing power climbs for the added-attrition factor.) Tactics make cycling exhilarating. …

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