Race Recap By John Williams, Jr.

I’m sitting in the hotel room with my bike packed away for travel and ice on my sore shin. So, somewhat immobile, I thought it might be wise to record my experience at the 2013 El Tour de Tucson for future reference. I doubt words can give the physical element the sensation it requires, but this is my attempt to record and share. Read More

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The Best of Both Worlds

It’s likely that those of you that train with us regularly have been exposed to the new PerfPRO Studio software that VQ is using for indoor workouts. One common workout you’ll encounter is “Time and Grade”. It fills a special little niche for us and helps us to better address one of the major challenges we’ve had with some of our past workouts. Read More

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Halloween Nutrition Quick Tip

"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." – Linus van Pelt Read More

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Race-day Recap to Have You Ready to Really RUN!

If all season you having been pro-active and practiced your race-day nutrition plan, this will be a refresher course. Read More

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VQ & You: John Larson

During a summit attempt on Mt. Rainier at age 64, I fell. I broke my right fibula and tore the ligaments of my ankle. After surgery and a little rehab I decided that riding a bike would help me regain some strength and help me prepare for another attempt at the mountain the following summer. Read More

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Answers to Common Coaching Questions

Getting started with training with a coach can be a daunting endeavor for some. There are many coaching options available and sorting through them can take a fair amount of time. Rather than a normal feature article, this one tackles some of the most common questions new athletes raise and helps demystify the process. Read More

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Mind Your P’s & Q’s Part 2

This week’s Nutrition Quick Tip, is part 2 of the 2-part series on minding your P’s & Q’s in the off-season. Read More

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Mind Your P’s & Q’s Part 1

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. As the summer race season winds down and you are kicking-up your feet for some well-deserved recovery time, don’t let your healthy habits slip away. Recall what your mother told you as a child – “mind your P’s & Q’s”. In nutrition terms, your P’s & Q’s are Portions & Quality. Read More

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Try August Farmer’s Market!

August might be my favorite month. Read More

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VQ & You: Tim Duffy

I was never a "jock" in school. In fact, I was pretty much the last kid picked for the team no matter what the sport. Sure, I rode a bike and liked it, but never saw myself as even someone who exercised, let alone as a "cyclist". Read More

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