Category: Recovery

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 […]

Feel vs Data Training

We started TCR in 2006.  Back then, I was showing people how to use heart rate monitors and develop individual training zones.  Where do you burn fat and where do you burn sugar?  VO2 testing was our initial gateway to training with science.  No more using formulas and guessing what heart rate was appropriate.  People […]

Flowy FTP

Flowy FTP“…your heart, blood and intuition are telling you what to do, listen in.” Cyclist or runner, most of us use a marker to judge the intensity of our workout.  For example, “Today we are going to work at 90% of your FTP for 4 sets of 5 min…”  The concept also applies to runners […]

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 […]

Polarized vs Sweet-spot Training

By Selina Campbell, PhD Polarized model vs a Sweet-spot/threshold model I often get asked when it comes to training, which way is better – Polarized model or a Sweet-spot/threshold model.I know people want me to say the latter as the former involves 75-80% of Z1-2 time (boring!) whereas the latter involves going harder and working […]

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 […]

One Rest Day or Two?

One Rest day or Two? Recently, Campagnolo, the famous Italian part manufacturer, wrote a short blog on what professional riders do on a rest day while competing in the Giro d’Italia.  Although these riders were high-end athletes, it was interesting to note what they did in order to perform well the next day.   The riders: […]

Signs of burnout and the Road back to Recovery

By Cory Fagan When was the last time you took a look in the mirror and said “I look tired and old!” The last 14 months of COVID and all the stresses associated can accumulate more than most people know. Signs of fatigue, poor sleep and a slower than normal recovery from exercise are common […]

Health Audit Check – How much do you sit?!

So…. How is everyone doing almost one year into the pandemic?!  If you are like me, its starting to get really old.  All those home renos and new hobbies we took up with excitement last March are either completed or fallen by the wayside. And here we are, one year on, still pretty much locked […]

Periodization

Periodizaton – are you doing it? The cornerstone of Kinesiology and life-balance. Knowing and planning how to schedule pressure with rejuvenation. Pressure and stress are good. It’s how we cause change and growth physically as well as in our life.  But, just as important is the cycle of rejuvenation and rest. Without planned recovery, you will […]