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For the Love of It

Contributed by O2fit- athlete, Coby Rowe I decided to hire a coach for Cyclocross as I found myself loving cycling even more. I started working with Julie Young in late spring 2014.  I had really come to love Cyclocross and wanted to get faster to move up into Category 3 with the goal to someday […]

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Reno-Tahoe Junior Cycling Team’s Take on US National Mtn Bike Champs

Contributed by Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab sponsored, Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling Team member, Drew Swall. For the Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling team, the entire season has been building to this race. The National Championships. Taking place in Mammoth, California, Nationals was big. Not “Sea Otter big”, but big in importance. Sea Otter was big in […]

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Xterra Lake Tahoe Training Plan

Xterra Lake Tahoe presented by Big Blue Adventure Training Program Details Complete 8- week training program, starting July 2 $150 program fee -increases to $180 after June 27 Training plans available for the beginner to the racer gunning for a PR Plans provide daily science-based, structured, comprehensive training Training plans posted weekly on trainingpeaks.com and […]

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Lake Tahoe Triathlon Training Plan

Lake Tahoe Triathlon presented by Big Blue Adventure Training Program Details Complete 8- week training program, starting June 25 $150 program fee -increases to $180 after June 22 Training plans available for the beginner to the racer gunning for a PR Plans provide daily science-based, structured, comprehensive training Training plans posted weekly on trainingpeaks.com and […]

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Breaking Barriers Women’s Race Ride

Check out the Breaking Barriers Women’s Race Ride we have created… There are bunches of training race rides (River Rides, Coffee Republic, Folsom Bike, Drop Ride, Wheelmen races, etc), which i think are invaluable training tools for leg speed, and dig-deep high intensity efforts. But I am hanging on by the skin of my chin […]

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Team City Junior Mock Race Clinic

Looking forward to Taking It To the Streets coaching the Sacramento Team City Juniors in a Mock Race. Its a great opportunity to share my experience and perspective on all of the ingredients that contribute to successful racing. It starts with the bike fit for efficiency and handling, and consistently following a well-structured training plan. […]

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Tahoe Trail 100-Leadville Qualifier Course Recon

Event Date:         June 7 and June 28, 2015 Overview (What/Where):       Join Julie Young, 2011 Tahoe Trail 100 winner and multiple-podium finisher for FREE Tahoe Trail 100 Course Previews being held on Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 am. What the course preview includes: Overview of the course (One Lap) Race Tips […]

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Bike fitting: It’s not rocket science, but it is systematic – Part III

By Julie Young Preface: Fitting road, cyclo-cross and mountain bikes follows a similar formula; TT and Triathlon bikes depart from this formula. For this article, we will focus on the road bike. In part II of this three part series on the o2fitness-Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab bike fitting system we discussed aspects of […]

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Bike fitting: It’s not rocket science, but it is systematic – Part II

By Julie Young Preface: Fitting road, cyclo-cross and mountain bikes follows a similar formula; TT and Triathlon bikes depart from this formula. For this article, we will focus on the road bike. In part I we outlined the instrumental, investigative process, including the interview and physical assessment that takes place prior to the actual on-bike […]

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The Low-Down on the Leadville 100-Miler from the Coach’s Corner

This year, I joined two of my longtime athletes, and good friends, Sian and Andy at the Leadville 100-mile Mountain Bike Race. My Leadville-rasion d’etre was not in pursuit of individual results but rather a fully focused commitment to ride alongside, pace and support Sian and Andy. The goal – completing the 100-plus miles in […]

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