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Guest Blog: Training for Your Chasing Epic Trip

Okay, so you’ve booked your dream mountain biking trip - now you just get to sit back, relax, and count down the days, right? Wrong! It’s time to get training. Showing up in shape and ready to ride is hugely important to make the most...

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Guest Blog: Getting the Most Out of Your Trip, Part I

Some of you may recognize some of this information from my Facebook review last month. A few of my friends have also asked questions about my trip planning and I thought that maybe others would benefit from the answers as well. I had the opportunity to take...

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What is an Epic Ride?

The term "epic" gets tossed around in mountain bike-speak often; heck, we like the word so much we used it in the name of our company.  Most folks use the term interchangeably with "awesome", to describe anything that was really cool and fun to experience....

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Chasing Epic on Mountain Bike Radio

I recently spent some time with Ben Welnak of Mountain Bike Radio, talking about the start of Chasing Epic, some of our top destinations, and a few other fun topics.  This was part of MBR's new series, "Destination MTB", an appropriate category for Chasing Epic,...

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Endurance Training: Hit the Weights!

Author: Nick Swanson: Owner and Coach for Through the Wall Training, LLC Over the past few years, strength training for endurance athletes has come back into focus as a necessary component to a well-rounded training program.  Strength training serves many purposes.  Here are the top three...

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Three Ways to Step Up Your Game

Author: Nick Swanson: Owner and Coach for Through the Wall Training, LLC Have you ever wondered how that riding buddy of yours is always so much stronger than you on climbs, or seems to have an extra gear in his or her legs compared to you? ...

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The Right Way to Train

Written by: Nick Swanson, Through the Wall Training You've finally signed up for that multi-day mountain bike race or better yet, a Chasing Epic trip, and you are wondering how to prepare so that you can truly maximize your riding experience.  Looking back to my previous...

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Understanding Energy Systems and the Fuel They Use

Author: Nick Swanson, Owner and Coach of Through the Wall Training, LLC In my last article I wrote about the timing of food and how it impacts our recovery and performance.  It is important to understand the energy systems in the body before going into detail...

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Training: The Basics of Ride Nutrition

Author: Nick Swanson: Owner and Coach for Through the Wall Training, LLC Recovery and nutrition are often overlooked parts of the overall training regimen.  The foods you eat, the quantities, and the timing, all contribute either positively or negatively to how well your body recovers from...