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That Bounce In Your Stride Can Cost You Big Time

That Bounce In Your Stride Can Cost You Big Time

Posted by Matt Russ on 7th Jul 2018

If you have ever watched the opening intro to "Baywatch" you can easily envision too much vertical movement in your stride.  The characters look like they are running on the moon with big, boundi … read more
The Most Neglected Ironman Training

The Most Neglected Ironman Training

Posted by Matt Russ on 29th Jun 2018

"You don't run fast in an Ironman" chimed one of my athletes.  That may be true for some athletes but not the pros, they run at paces that exceed most athletes 5 and 10k race paces.  This do … read more
5 Tips to Quell Race Day Anxiety

5 Tips to Quell Race Day Anxiety

Posted by Matt Russ on 8th Jun 2018

I once heard an athlete aptly refer to their race day anxiety as "race brain."  The stress of race day is not just the race itself but all the logistics of getting to the starting line.  Thi … read more
Inattentiveness Even More Deadly for Cyclists

Inattentiveness Even More Deadly for Cyclists

Posted by Matt Russ on 21st May 2018

I recently witnessed this near calamitous incident between motorist and cyclists; and a lot can be learned from it.  I was driving home behind one of the local group rides.  The riders were … read more
A Primer on Bicycle Wheel Depth

A Primer on Bicycle Wheel Depth

Posted by Matt Russ on 18th May 2018

One of the more common questions I am asked is what is the "fastest" wheel depth for carbon wheels.  The simple answer is that there is not one; only a depth that is fastest in the right conditio … read more