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Fresh Training Approach Reinvigorates Triathlete

Sian Turner started training with Julie Young at o2fitness in November of 2013. She had been an active XTERRA triathlete, but with inconsistent results. In 2014, she wanted to target more cycling events and wanted cycling-specific training to get her performances and results where she wanted them to be. What Sian found with Julie and […]

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Cool Mountain Bike Race Recap

Jennifer Douglas, o2fitness-athlete-extraordinaire, and Roseville Cyclery Team member shares her play-by-play at the Cool Mountain Bike Race.. Race Recap Cool – signed up for Expert for the first time and was anxious about that but fully embraced the challenge. One of the competitors was Mi Ling who has won the race the last 3-4 years […]

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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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Spring Cycling Camp

April 10-12, Reno, Nevada A robust three days, providing take-away training tools, including on-bike structured intensity, and off-bike mobility and stability exercises. This power-packed camp will provide a comprehensive approach to improve your cycling performance. April 10th (Friday) — Am session – warm up to include hip activation part I, and movement prep; On bike […]

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NorCal Ultras Training Plans

O2fitness partners with NorCal Ultras, Northern California’s Premier Ultra Endurance Events to provide coaching and training plans for registered event participants. We kick off the first round of training mid-December focused on preparing racers for Way to Cool 50K and the AR 50 Miler. See below for complete details… Training Programs Start December 16, with daily training plan; […]

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Julie Young’s O2fitness – Truckee Women’s Cycling Training Group

Training Program Details Complete 10-week (expanded from previous eight week program) comprehensive daily training program coupled with weekly group training Daily training starts July 29, first group workout July 30 Twice weekly group workouts (Structured-coached Tuesdays 5:30-7:15pm/Un-coached group endurance Sundays 9am) $295 program fee by July 24  -increases to $335 after July 24 Minimum fitness […]

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Better Understanding the Mystery of the Injured Runner, Part II

This series is based on the Science of Running Symposium I recently attended in San Francisco. To read part I, click here. Every running magazine contains at least one article on running injuries and prevention. And a website search on these topics will result in a life-time of reading. Frustrated by the apparent void of […]

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Better Understanding the Mystery of the Injured Runner, Part I

  The injured runner and running injuries – what a conundrum! A while back I had become increasingly frustrated by what seemed, a lack of science-based treatment plans for the injured runner. There also seemed a void on how to systematically return runners to sport, and prevent injuries. Running magazines, blogs and books seemed to […]

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Lactate Vs Power to Determine Threshold

Below is a collaborative piece based on an ongoing project between Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab and the developers of TrainerRoad software. We wanted to see how deriving threshold via lactate and power compared, contrasted and ultimately how the numbers stacked up. Recently, Chad and Reid from TrainerRoad performed lactate tests at Silver Sage […]

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