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Zonal Training

Article #2 of  Series – ‘Getting Ready for the Sportive Season’ By Anthony Walsh, BL We are all looking for a way to get more speed with less effort – a way to get more return on our hourly training investment. The answer isn’t to repeat the same preparatory steps from last season and hope […]

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Getting Ready for the Sportive Season

Article #1 of Series – Introduction By Anthony Walsh, BL The winter is a period which offers new hope for riders who didn’t quite get it right last season and a fresh challenge to those entering the sport. It’s a time to think about the big goals for the season ahead and to start getting […]

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Going the Distance #3 – Performance and Training

“It is a mistake to think of physiological ageing as a linear progression, with the various elements of fitness declining in tandem with each other” This article is part of an A1 Coaching Special Initiative on ‘Going the Distance: The Older Rider‘ – click here … for an introduction to the initiative and a full […]

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Trust – the Fourth Key Ingredient

“Believe in what you are doing and put your trust in it“ By Liam Dolan To be a world-class athlete it is generally agreed that you need a combination of three key ingredients – talent, drive and commitment. And all in large doses. However, from my coaching and competitive experience I am beginning to believe […]

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Going the Distance #2 – A Solid Foundation

“To retain as much muscle and bone density as possible from our mid-40s, we have to prioritise load-bearing, strength-type training” This article is part of an A1 Coaching Special Initiative on ‘Going the Distance: The Older Rider‘ – click here … for an introduction to the initiative and a full list of the articles  By […]

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Should I get a Coach?

By Liam Dolan, A1 Coach In the period of review between the end of one season and before laying the groundwork for the coming one, athletes often look for ways to be more successful in the year ahead. Priority ‘A races’ are often penciled in early and triathletes sometimes have to book events a year […]

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Going the Distance #1 – Introduction

“With appropriate training, the physiological impact of ageing can be hugely reduced and older cyclists can achieve levels of performance beyond their imaginations” By Dr. Tom Daly, Coach-Mentor, A1 Coaching   The numbers of older people becoming involved in cycling is a phenomenon in many parts of the world. The trend in Ireland is similar […]

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