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Pataphysical Training

             The first thing Julie told me was that “we all get in ruts in our training–and it is necessary to continue to challenge and adapt.” Exactly on target. Those ruts get deeper with time. Imagine that, as a man enters his seventieth year, he can change his mind and […]

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Makeover at the Movies

There’s been a pregnant pause since I’ve updated this picaresque series of posts intended to depict my athletic rebirth: shhhhh…can you hear it? Remember, I had fallen into disrepair. I was sitting too much and moving too little. I’d fallen down on the job of staying fit, and I’d vowed to turn my life around…but I’ve failed to provide […]

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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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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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Julie Young’s O2fitness – Truckee Women’s Trail Running Group

Complete 10-week (expanded from previous eight week program) comprehensive daily training program coupled with weekly group training Starts July 29 Twice weekly group workouts (Structured-coached Mondays 6:30 am;/Un-coached group endurance Saturdays 9am) $195 program fee by July 24  -increases to $235 after July 24 Minimum fitness requirement: must be able to run 5 miles Training […]

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Team City Junior Skills and Race Clinic

I was bowled over by the enthusiastic, outstanding participation for the first Team City Skills and Race Clinic – a series that will progress from basic to more advanced handling skills and race tactics. The kick-off clinic was dominated by the Team City Juniors, ranging in age from 8-16years, with 20-strong.  The juniors sharpened their […]

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What differentiates effective training

 I was asked to present this week, at a California Sacramento State University physiology/training plan development class – that’s a mouthful. With coaches and training plans a dime a dozen – It was a valuable exercise for me to step back and drill down what, in my experience, differentiates effective coaching and training. Below, I […]

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Life come full circle

This week I join UCDavis Sports Medicine and California State University Sacramento in a joint research project to polish, a currently under research, conditioning and injury prevention program. The ultimate objective is to help resolve the high non-contact lower extremity injury rates among high school girl team sport athletes. I was a promising, All-Metro soccer […]

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