As temperatures rise, athletic performance degrades due to a loss in aerobic efficiency. This phenomenon highlights the importance of scientific tools such as LT and Vo2 testing to adjust pacing targets and ensure that athletes choose optimal pacing for races and stress the intended physiological systems during training.
To complete the 100-mile MTB race in Leadville, Colorado, is every ultra-endurance rider’s dream. To finish it in under 9 hours is a goal that only a tiny percentage of Leadville riders reach. CCNS athlete and New Hampshire resident Matt Regan focused on that goal for the better part of the last year.
Follow the line of helmets in a Connecticut pace line and you will see one blip, a data point well above the others. Behold the feature of this week’s coaches highlight, “Big” Ben Wolfe. A gentle giant who spent 15 years racing internationally.
If you have done any of our CCNS-coached ZRL seasons, you have probably heard his voice whispering tips into your ear as you turn the pedals. He is Zwift Racing Guru, ranked inside the top-50, a former Canadian Pro Cyclist for the H&R Block Team, and the youngest of the CCNS coaching team.
If you have ever been to the CCNS HQ or any CCNS events in the last 8 years, you have probably met Coach Hunter. He is the master of our lab testing and bike fits, a go-to for events, coaches one of the CCAP’s most prominent Junior Teams, the Rail Trailers, and is an all-around […]
Check out these photos from our recent 200 on 100 guided ride in Vermont. Congratulations to the 19 athletes that completed the ride!
CCNS Athlete Vassos Kyprianou started riding & racing in the early ’90s. He raced a lot for the first few years, sometimes north of 65 races in a season (wow!). He was a staple at the Bethel Spring series every year while joining in on events like KSR as a Masters 50+ racer.
CCNS athlete Bill Strebel is starting his second career as an endurance athlete. An accomplished Pro-Am rider as a twenty-something, he is now back at it, having more fun than he ever has, and making great progress by sticking to his training plan. In the span of 5 months, he dropped nearly 20 pounds and […]
Riding 200 miles in one day is a feat that relatively few cyclists attempt! If this is on your bucket list, 2021 is your year to give it a go. This June, Coach Hunter will lead riders on the famed 200 on 100, Canada-to-Massachusetts route in Vermont. Here is what you can expect: Pre-ride planning […]
THANK YOU for expressing your interest in the CCNS Omnium. You will be the first to know about the event registration opening. Until then, join CCNS coaches and athletes Saturday mornings on Zwift for the DADurday Chase Race, either at 7 AM or 9:45 AM Our Omnium is three days of Zwift racing! In 2020, […]