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Big Training Weeks

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Two Types of Big Weeks There are two types of Big Weeks, and they are implemented according to a schedule. The first Big Week is single sport specific – cycling only please. The second week has a more multisport focus, with your hitting bigger volumes across all three sports (and for total hours as well).…

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Tour of California 2009: Lessons Learned

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Every February, Endurance Nation holds a Tour of California camp, a seven-day cycling adventure. The camp rides nearly every stage of the Tour, leaving 2-3 hours ahead of the pro peloton each day as it rides a wide variety of terrain and stages from NorCal to SoCal. Every year we are reminded of the following…

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Long Course Coach Q&A Session #3: The 360-Degree Pedal Stroke

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Looking for info on pedal stroke technique. ½ iron athlete and have always kept an even down/up power stroke and sliding across top/bottom of the stroke. Trying to keep circles but seems something is missing. Seems that there would be a hole in the power in  the top/bottom…Any references / thoughts/ suggestions ???

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TOC Camp Stage 7: LA Time Trial

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Jens, the patron saint of Work WORKS!! Theme of the Day: We can rest…FINALLY!!! Summary: We sleep in, pack the bikes, watch the TT downtown and take WAY too many pictures of pro’s and sweet bikes! The Full Run Down 6 days, over 25hrs, and nearly 400 miles of riding and we are DONE!! Time…

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TOC Camp Stage 6: Palmdale to Big Bear

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Theme of the Day: “I think I may have undersold this stage…” — Coach Rich Summary: We insert ourselves into about mile 85 of Stage 6, still good enough for more than solid mileage and climbing. The campers witness the first mountain top finish in ToC history. The Full Run Down After 3 years of…

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TOC Camp Stage 5: Visalia to Bakersfield

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The riding does not suck in California Theme of the Day: Yeah, no, this stage is boring….let’s do something epically cool! Summary: Coach Rich leverages his knowledge of California’s best roads to create a custom stage — a climb through Sequoia National Forest, max elevation of 7300 feet, then a descent down the Kern River…

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TOC Camp Stage 4: San Jose to Modesto

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EN ToC is met by members of the EN NorCal Sleeper Cell Theme of the Day: The Team that is Endurance Nation comes together to make some pretty cool stuff happen for the camp. Summary: We climb legendary Sierra Road right out of the gate, the EN NorCal Sleeper Cell meets the camp and leads…

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TOC Camp Stage 3: San Francisco to Santa Cruz

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Dr. Kitima before Stage 1 with her emergency med supplies…a foreshadowing of the events of Stage 3 Theme of the Day: Murphy Comes a Knockin’, Big Time! Summary: a great ride down the coast, a quick transition to a dramatic rainforest KOM, then things go sideways with two crashes and a coach in the San…

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TOC Camp Stage 2: Davis to Santa Rosa

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Theme of the Day: Does it always rain here?!! Summary: Campers ride in a drizel all day, climb Mt. Howell, a serious KOM, and are met with dry clothes and hot soup in Angwin. The Full Run Down The hills and length of Stage 1 provided a good shakedown that identified some maintenance issues to…

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TOC Camp Stage 1: Nevada City to Sacramento

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We left the city of Grass Valley at about 8am, off to find the KOM on the other side of Auburn and then “cruise” downhill to just outside Sacramento. What looked like a simple stage turned out to be quite difficult…but we all made the most of it and had fun despite the pain!

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