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October 17, 2019

But I am a Cyclist, Why Should I Run?

It’s a question I am asked on a regular basis and one where my answer has perhaps changed as I’ve gotten older (and hopefully wiser!).


 

So, the question is - Should a cyclist run?

The quick answer is MAYBE…

I would answer a resounding...

September 3, 2019

HEART RATE MONITORS
 

When I began bike racing in the early 80s barely anyone raced or trained with a heart rate monitor (HRM). In fact, the first HRM was developed in 1975 by Gregory Lekhtman, which was followed a few years later by the first wireless unit developed by...

July 6, 2019

The landscape of cycling in America has changed dramatically over the past decade. Participation in bike racing has suffered from not only a post-Lance Armstrong hangover, but also the rise of other cycling events that were a tad more appealing to new-comers. Gravel ev...

July 26, 2018

Personally, I think the single greatest investment a cyclist or triathlete can make in his or her own performance is a professional bicycle fit. I am not saying this as a coach or even a bike fitter, but as one who has seen far too many athletes spend small fortunes on...

September 15, 2017

Fall Thoughts by Mikael Hanson 
 
 

What was the first clue that the seasons had changed? How about getting up at 5:30am to find not only a slight chill in the air, but complete and utter darkness - the tell tale sign that the racing season is drawing to a close. But wh...

August 22, 2017

A topic that comes up quite a bit with my athletes is recovery. In my youth, rest days were just another FOUR LETTER word and you certainly did not want to take a day off as how could that possibly make me faster? We lived by the mantra that if you were not training, s...

July 26, 2017

Buying Incremental Performance – A Look at Equipment! 

There is a reason the average age of a triathlete is in the late-30s and their median income level is in the six figures (and 15% make over $200k a year). Sports like triathlon and cycling can get prohibitively ex...

June 16, 2017

When race day finally arrives, will you be ready?

Now that the triathlon season is heating up and your 'A' race is just around the corner, it is time to look at your own specific race preparation to ensure you get the most out of your performance (seems like a reasonabl...

February 3, 2017

Winter is one of the most challenging times of the year for the endurance athlete – in particular for the cyclist or multi-sport athlete who needs to train on a bike. Not only are we faced with the temptations of the holiday season along with the cruelty of wind-chill...

December 14, 2016

Talk of college bowl games and NFL playoffs are always a sign that winter is around the corner. We can now look forward to sub-zero temperatures, blowing winds, and frequent snow flurries - thus it is easy to get depressed when considering your winter training options...

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