Tuesday, April 27, 2010

And so it begins

I feel like I've been here before- I have
I feel like I've done this before- I have
Third times a charm- I hope

Welcome to Silver City and the Tour of the Gila. It begins tomorrow and ends on Sunday.

I've got cookies made, rice balls chilling and meals planned.
I've got great host housing, an amazing team and super support.
I've got the will to win, the team to win and my game face on.

It begins tomorrow and ends on Sunday.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Better your cycling skills

Join Alison May 23rd at the 2010 INAUGURAL CYCLING SKILLS CLINIC in Morrison, Colorado.

Learn skills such as bike handling, fast cornering, descending, climbing, bumping and riding safely in a pack.

Other coaches that will be there-
~Tyler Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medalist, Men’s Time Trial
~ Kerstin Weule, Xterra Triathlon World Champion, Ret. Pro

Learn now, or forever hold your tongue when you complain about getting dropped on a decent or someone taking your spot in the pack.

Click here for more information.

Friday, April 16, 2010


This past week I've found myself giving a fair amount of advice and information. Whether its on post ride nutrition, proper recovery techniques (is the hot tub good or bad?), or training advice (volume vs intensity), I've come to realize that even with all the really great information out there, there is a lot of misinformation as well.

How do you know the advice and information you're getting is good advice? How do you know if it will work for you? There are two simple answers to these questions.

1.) Give everything a try. If you read about something on the internet that's supposed to up your power by 15% and decrease your recovery time, give it a try. See if it works for you. How does your body respond to said method? If you read about a diet that tells you if you go on a flank steak only diet for a week, you'll gain 2 pounds of muscle, lose 3 pounds of fat and rip the legs off everyone at your next race, do it. See how you feel after only eating steak for 7 days then go race.


2.) Find a trusted person to ask. This person should be someone who you believe has the knowledge to help you get better. Though the #1 answer above is a good option for someone wanting to try everything them self, it is not a good option for someone who has limited time and who would rather see improvement sooner rather than later. It takes time to learn what works for you as both a person and as an athlete and if you can "weed out" all the bad options, or all the misinformation, you can improve your chances to get better, faster, and stronger while the race season is still going on.

My advice? Time is precious. Don't waste that precious time on misinformation. Instead, use your time wisely by getting correct information from a trusted source.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Ever wonder what it takes to win a race? How often have you thought, I wonder how many watts that person is doing on the climb or how many kilojoules did that person burn?

Well, your in luck.
Here is Coach Alison's info from a local Colorado race on April 3rd 2010.
She got first place and she weighs 152 lbs (that's an important factor to keep in mind when comparing data)

Distance- 25.6 miles
Average Watts-235Max Watts- 686