Cyclocross season is coming...

Cyclocross is booming in the Pacific Northwest, and for good reason—it’s a fun, welcoming community and an awesome workout.  CX is the perfect way to maintain fitness through the fall, improve handling skills, and stay connected to friends and teammates.  With local races kicking off in early September, it’s time to get started so you can begin your season on a high note.  Here are a few steps to help you prepare.  

Racing in the heat

As athletes around the Puget Sound are peaking for Masters Rowing Regionals and key cycling events, Mother Nature is cooking up an added challenge for the weekend: 90-plus-degree heat.   For athletes who train during the cool, early morning hours, this can mean racing in temperatures up to 50-degrees warmer than what they are acclimated to.  So how do we adjust our game plan?  Here are a few tips for performing your best in the heat.