Entries by Bryant Howard

Long Rides and Runs this winter.

Crew,   Keep in mind that during these very important winter base sessions that it is CRITICAL THAT YOU DON’T “LEVEL JUMP”.  You must respect your body’s need for a sensible progression that allows for a healthy adaptation process.  Remy, Willie and Janet have laid out specific benchmarks that we’re trying to hit but you […]

O2 Group Runs – December Progression –

Lots of info – please take 3-4 minutes to read. Last one today I promise Wanted to relay  what Coach Bryant articulated to both Coach Remy and Coach Janet regarding group runs . After discussion, here is the game plan that I hope you will follow with me. This weekend’s group run will be at […]

NOV/DEC O2 NEWS!

Hey Team, It’s time! December is…TOMORROW. I hope you have all enjoyed our November downtime as much as I have. At first, I wondered how on earth I could handle that much time off.  It didn’t take long before I realized just how easy it would be! I’ve been laying low and enjoying time with […]

Notes on Bike Handling

*** If you think you might need to improve your skills you probably should. If you don’t think you need work on your skills, you DEFINITELY should! *** There are a number of reasons to improve your bike handling skills. One reason is of course is to improve your ability to maneuver through the pack […]

Effects of Heat on Performance

by George Chester, Ultra Cycling Coaching Summer heat has an impact on your performance very similar to altitude and should be taken equally seriously in how you plan and perform you training. Like altitudes of 7000 , temperatures in and above 90 degrees Fahrenheit will cause power declines of 10% or more depending on acclimatization. […]

Rest to Gain Fitness

Most people live very hectic lives and they don’t get the rest or sleep that they need. If you are training hard then you need rest to recharge your batteries. You can’t be at peak efficiency after staying up until 1:00AM and getting up at 6:00AM the next morning for days on end. Nautilus founder […]

Run: Keys to Speed

Stride Length/Stride Rate In a simplistic view, to improve speed you need to increase stride length and/or stride rate. Many athletes and coaches initially concentrate on improving stride length only to find that both stride rate and speed decrease. It is perhaps more effective to work on stride rate because this increases the power in […]

Indoor Cycling

INDOOR CYCLING: Better than the great outdoors? The prospect of indoor cycling during the long, cold winter months is more than many endurance athletes can bear. No wonder: They resign themselves to hours on the “trainer”, banging their heads with their favorite tunes and worn out tapes on the VCR. If only the sensory overload […]

Base Training for Triathlon

Below is a list of the essential components to a balanced multisport sport base training program. Many of these elements are best addressed during the winter months when we’re not competing. As you look over the explanations of the different components and phases of training consider how each might be applied to your own training […]

Running Economy

Speed is an important attribute in many sports and improvements in speed are highly coveted. In a simplistic view, to improve speed you need to increase stride length and/or stride rate. Many athletes and coaches initially concentrate on improving stride length only to find that both stride rate and speed decrease. It is perhaps more […]