5 Training Secrets

By PCG Coach David Ertl I am going to let you in on a little secret.  My secrets of coaching.  Shhh.  Don’t tell anyone. But here they are. 1. Ride consistently.  There is no better way to get better riding a bike than to ride frequently. Every day is great if you can manage it, […]

¿Qué es la FTP o Potencia Umbral Funcional?

Como cualquier otro campo del conocimiento, el ciclismo por potencia ha implicado una serie de acrónimos, tales como TSS, CTL, ATL, SST, IF y por supuesto, FTP. Mejorar la FTP (potencia umbral funcional) es una de las cosas más importantes que puedes hacer por tu entrenamiento. ¿Qué es Exactamente la FTP Entonces? Hay una respuesta […]

What to Do Next: A VO2Max Intensive Plan

By PCG Founder & Coach Hunter Allen Spring is here, and the riding season has begun in earnest. You’ve done some racing or some fast group riding by now and found your fitness to be exactly where you want it to be, or maybe you’ve found it needs to up it a notch. We all […]

How Good Is Your Short Game?

By PCG Founder & Coach Hunter Allen We often train for longer races and endurance events lasting many hours—even days—but it’s rare that we train or do short races like a prologue or an uphill time trial. These essential competitions seem to be in short supply throughout the good ol’ USA, and I wish we had […]

How to come back from injuries as a Masters Athlete

By PCG Coach Gordon Paulson In cycling, things can change suddenly.  A moment’s inattention, a touch of wheels, and the next thing you know, you’re heading for the ground, and unfortunately sometimes the ER.   It makes no difference whether you ride road bikes, mountain bikes, or a commuter bike.  Accidents aren’t limited to riders who […]

Elevation and Racing

By PCG Founder & Coach Hunter Allen Riding at elevation is always a challenge, regardless of whether you live there and deal with it every day or whether you’re a sea-level rider who gets the privilege of higher riding only once in a while. It requires adjustments to our training, including the types of intervals […]

Ride Harder on Hard Days and Easier on Easy Days

By PCG Coach David Ertl One of the main things that differentiate recreational cyclists from competitive cyclists is the intensity with which they train.  When recreational cyclists come to me and want to get faster, they almost invariably say that they feel they are pretty strong, they ride a lot of miles usually, and they […]

Recovery Nutrition

By PCG Nutritionist As an athlete, you make the time to train.  You train hard and you race hard at your events.  This deserves major kudos to you for your accomplishments this season, as well as for all of your accomplishments as an athlete.   You may be aware of how your nutrition affects your […]

Recovery is Training Too

By PCG Coach David Ertl The 2019 training and racing season is under way, and so is your training.  You are accumulating miles, hours in the saddle, and loads of training stress score (TSS) numbers. Your fitness is increasing, and you are getting stronger and faster.  You are also getting more fatigued.  As a coach, I […]