Tag: Robbie Ventura

Off season training tips

Even with the temperature bouncing around and now snow on the ground (not that I’m complaining) its that time of year where a lot of your workouts are going to be indoors. Just last night I was sitting in my studio doing hill climb simulations on my bike trainer. The challenge for all of us is  how... Read more »

Training setbacks - Something we can all relate to!

I saw this video on Versus.com Coaches Corner where Robbie Ventura interviews Joe Friel, founder of Training Peaks. Joe talks about how to deal with training set backs like missing a workout. I know I’ve written about missing training because of work issues, I’m sure I lot of people missed some training due to the... Read more »

Training Tip Thursday... And I've added a new race

Training Tip Thursday... And I've added a new race
This week is just flying by! I hit the pool yesterday and had a pretty solid swim, I’ll give it a B+. Today I have a 45 min treadmill run that was rescheduled from Tuesday. I’ve added another race to my schedule. After a quick email discussion with Coach Jen I’ve decided to add the... Read more »
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Dealing with training pitfalls.

Dealing with training pitfalls.
No matter how well you plan, at some point life will interrupt your training and it feels awful when it happens. I had a lot going on at work this week, which made it difficult to stick to my schedule. Monday was no big deal, I hot the pool at lunch and finished my 2,400 yards... Read more »

Caffeine withdrawal and Training Tip Thursday!

Well the New Years resolution of eating right is going a lot better now. I’ve been caffeine free since Sunday. Today is the first day I haven’t wanted to kill everyone I come in contact with. The first day with out coffee was ugly, my head was pounding, I couldn’t keep my eyes open, it... Read more »

More cycling tips from Robbie Ventura.

More cycling tips from Robbie Ventura.
Here is part 2 of my interview with Robbie Ventura, owner of Vision Quest Coaching. Last week Robbie talked about what to look for in a road bike. Today he’s taking us through Trek of Highland Park and offering up some some must have accessories to go along with your new bike. As for me,... Read more »
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Finding a Road Bike... The Search Begins!

Finding a Road Bike... The Search Begins!
I need a bike. It’s a fact. For the time being I’ve been using my old GT Mountain bike, I got it as a birthday present when I was a freshman in high school. The gears don’t shift properly and there is a noise coming from the peddles than can sometimes rival the sound my... Read more »

Swimming is frustrating.

It seems like the few time’s I’ve felt good about a swim, it’s followed up by a really poor performance in the pool. Yesterday was a prime example. About half-way though the 700yd warm up I knew it wasn’t going to be good. My whole body felt disconnected and uncoordinated. I pushed through and continued... Read more »