Category: Altitude Training

Kullamannen motivation

You may have noticed over the last few years that Ultra Running is on the rise!    Thousands of regular folks are going beyond the “marathon” and entering events that we normally consider a long drive!  It’s a testament to the endurance ability of our bodies and strength of our minds!   As we get ready […]

Refill your Cup

Your race is over, now what?   It was great to see everyone focused on an event or race this summer.  We had a good time in the store watching participants come in with “race-brain” prior to their race. “My race is this week, and my bike won’t shift!” “I think I need a better […]

Power vs Skillful Riding

Lessons from Riding in ColombiaThis was our third camp with the Colombia Cycling group this time starting from Bogota.  We have learned a lot about skillful riding from our previous trips which has helped our coaching and bike fitting. You can learn a lot by riding through some of the most beautiful and challenging roads […]

Training after Disease and Cancer

“What I don’t understand is how my conditioning can be this good when I don’t do hard workouts. Felt strong.  Best ride I’ve had since I started my treatment in August 2020.  Feels good!” – BM Not long ago, the road back from cancer or disease was limited to what you received in the hospital. […]

Legs or Lungs?

What is your limiting factor?  Think back to your last interval workout or long effort. What was most fatigued when you finished?   Where your legs burning or where you out of breathe?   Traditionally, most of the off-season training that we undergo is designed to increase your tolerance to pain.  Lactate Tolerance is the official […]

Resiliency & Rebound

Coaches CornerResiliency and Rebound! The Shelagh Coutts story Dr. Shelagh Coutts is the quiet and determined type.  In 2012, she was a “top 40 under 40” nominee as she became one of Canada’s top researchers on triage and treatment with stroke patients.  On her downtime, she is an avid cyclist with a love of mountain […]

From the Rink to Denali

From the Rink to Denali! By Coach Cory. One of my favourite jobs at TCR is helping people get information that is specific to them.  Over the years, I have seen a lot of “ex-athletes” come into our lab and ask for some direction.  They are used to succeeding in their previous sport but have […]

Functional Training, Sales, & More!

FS1 – Functional Strength Training Sign Up Here We have officially brought back our Functional Strength Classes, but wait… What’s functional strength again? Functional training involves training the body to make everyday tasks and movements easier. The goal is to increase your bodies range of motion, increase strength in and ability in everyday activities, and […]

Race Season Checklist

Are you ready for race season? by Selina Campbell The race season, especially here in Alberta is painfully short so it is easy for it to creep up on you before you know it and there you are at the start line.  But have you done a check to make sure you are fully prepared? […]

Altitude Training and Your Lungs

Spring is on the way.  Outdoor rides, runs, hikes are booked in your calendar.  From a coaches perspective, it is interesting how the majority of training over the winter focuses on predominantly your legs.  We do spin classes, run intervals and lift weights repeatedly every week.Why?  Here are the main adaptations: Increased Leg Power and […]