Entries by Gary Tingley

TrainingPeaks Structured Workouts in Zwift

By connecting TrainingPeaks with Zwift, you’ll be able to ride structured trainer rides in Zwift, and load your custom TrainingPeaks workout each day. Here’s how to get started: Login to zwift.com and make sure your account is linked on the connections page at https://my.zwift.com/settings/connections If they are connected, disconnect, and then re-connect them again just […]

Gran Fondo and Century Ride Nutrition

Getting ready for your first gran fondo or century ride? Increase your overall carbohydrate intake in the lead up 48 hours before the event, to include higher carbohydrate foods such as breads, potatoes, pastas, and rice. Eat a good size (not excessive) breakfast 2-3 hours before the event with foods that will not upset your […]

5 Early Season Race Prep Indoor Workouts

In many parts of the U.S., early season racing will soon be upon us. Get tuned up with these indoor race-specific workouts. I perform these on my SportCrafters Omnium Trainer and use a large floor fan for cooling. Note: For pacing using PE or a HRM, see Power Training Levels by Training Peaks. More at […]

The Future of Disc Brakes on Road and Time Trial Bikes

While I am a fan of the concept of increased braking performance, two issues I believe will greatly slow the adoption of disc brakes use in road and time trial racing are increased weight and increased drag. http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/11/bikes-and-tech/the-torqued-wrench-12-road-disc-questions-answered_308954 “Discs will add somewhere between 250 and 750 grams, depending on the component choices made.” “Do discs harm aerodynamics? Most […]

Faster Triathlon using Time Trial Races for Training

The bike leg of triathlon and duathlon is essentially a time trial race sandwiched in between swimming and running. You will find subtle differences in training for a true time trial race, such as frequency, duration, and other TT specific workouts. Here are a few tips for your first time trial…