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 […]
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About Gary Tingley
Proven successful over the past 9 years, Gary’s coached client athletes have won 12 USA Cycling Masters National and California State / District individual and team time trial championship titles and gold medals, including course records, and world, national and state podium placings in UCI and USAC road, criterium, time trial and RAAM events.
Entries by Gary Tingley
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 […]
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…
(Originally written in 2009) My first time trial was nine years ago at a Fiesta Island TT. I rode a Specialized M4 road bike with Spinergy Rev-X wheels and clip on aerobars. Coming from a cross-country mountain bike background, and having dabbled in multisport events the previous year, I assumed that racing and training for […]
We tested several aero helmets. Not surprisingly, we found that every athlete responds differently to aero equipment. One common theme is that there were “good” and “bad” helmets, regardless of the rider that was testing them. Results for the Louis Garneau and Giro are shown above. Surprisingly, the old Troxel titanium dimpled helmet also tested well.
Originally seen at http://cyclingillustrated.com/how-to-calculate-cycling-aerodynamic-drag-using-a-power-meter/ Don’t have access to a wind tunnel or velodrome? No problem. You can test your own time trial position or gear/helmet changes using the following instructions. All you need is a calm day, an uninterrupted flat course, a power meter, and the following instructions. Using details in the screenshot image above, and […]
Originally seen at http://cyclingillustrated.com/how-to-prepare-for-a-time-trial-part-1/ It’s the day before the big event, and you are wondering “should I take it easy today?” Yes, absolutely. One of the most important race preparation elements is relaxation. You should arrive at the event relaxed and prepared to give your best effort. The goal is to line up the day of […]
As seen on CyclingIllustrated.com http://cyclingillustrated.com/category/gary-tingley/ Let’s face it, core work is often overlooked and many riders avoid it altogether. It can be a hassle to find time to incorporate it, and with so many variations, where do you start? What if a simple, 10-minute, daily routine could prevent future overuse and back strain problems, increase […]
3 Ways to Boost Your Fitness This Winter (pdf article)