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Elevation performance blog

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November 16, 2017

This Saturday, University Cross Country teams from across the USA will meet to compete for the NCAA D1, D2, and D3 Championships respectively.  More and more UK and Irish based runners head to the US collegiate system each year for an education and to run.

The collegiat...

November 10, 2017

Society continually invents new words to help us politely avoid saying what we really mean in terms of body composition. It is a consequence of the politically correct world we live in. Yet ask someone who really wants to make a body composition change if they desire t...

November 3, 2017

A blog questioning the reasons to climb hills and mountains. The pursuit of hills, mountains and cols is one that begs the question... Why?

October 27, 2017

We have all been there. A training session on the road like any other exacted with strength and clinical precision. Data uploaded, protein drink at the ready as you drool over your numbers with sheer pride in your work. You cruise into the office showing your feathers...

October 20, 2017

Every coach has their philosophy, something which they believe separates them from others. Some hold the belief a year-round high-intensity approach holds the key to upgrading our racing engines. Others think an hour upon hour of ‘Base' miles will drive our fitness to...

October 13, 2017

The saying is "Winter miles, Summer smiles". 

At this time of year hopefully the majority of us have returned to training after a well-deserved break following a summer track or road racing season, or perhaps you have just completed or soon to complete an Autumn marath...

October 5, 2017

The season is over. The war has been won or maybe lost. We all retreat to our homes and don't touch road bikes. We won't touch our weapons again until we polish them ready for the next battle. We go for long walks and back everything off completely, train with...

September 26, 2017

Sundays are the hardest; that's when we do the longest rides. Saturdays are tough too, but that's when we do shorter, punchier rides with the emphasis on speed and threshold work. The shortest rides are evening sessions on the turbo in the garage; they can be hot sweat...

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