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A woman owned mobile bicycle workshop in Northeast Denver, Colorado with over 15+ years experience as a master mechanic.
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As mentioned earlier, my plan for this year is to divide up goals in to "sprint" size bites. This could be 2-4 weeks at a time, and if you know anything about behavior change, it typically takes about 30 days for something to really take hold. My top goals in January are focused on 1. resetting my diet, 2. testing and optimizing a family budget, 3. creating space and time to dedicate towards my athletic goals. Here's how I plan on creating a good foundation for these goals in January:
Tomorrow will be my first ride on the trainer in a year. Some people may groan when they read this thinking that riding indoors is boring or worthless but these indoor rides are critical for my sanity and fitness during the winter. I don't mind riding when it's frigid cold out, but in Denver we get a lot of freeze/thaw/freeze which leaves a lot of black ice. Black ice and over confident drivers shouldn't be put together, but they often are on the streets of Denver. Additionally, riding the trainer gives you very dedicated training time to knock out intervals and pile on the watts. You don't need to find the perfect road, or be frustrated with stop lights and you can get your work out done quickly during kids naps! There are many trainers on the market these days, and in an effort to add clarity to the confusion I put together a quick guide to the essential pieces that you need to know when buying a trainer.

The greatest gift this season is my health. I'm looking forward to skiing on Christmas Day, celebrating the evening with Bike Shop Girl's family, and maybe a few more road miles to start off 2015. Happy Holidays and Cheers to Health in the New Year....

It is hard to believe that we are in the last week of April and May is knocking on our door. I don't know about you, but other than #30daysofbiking I haven't done much in off-season pedaling to be ready for the long miles this season. In order to stir up some internal motivation, here are some tips to jump start your spring cycling.

Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. The variable intensity and continuous nature of the exercise places stress on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems. It differs from traditional interval training in that it is unstructured; intensity and/or speed varies, as the athlete wishes. (Source:...