Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Upstate Winter Bike League!

Upstate Winter Bike League (UWBL) begins this Saturday, December 1st and continues December 8th and 15th. These rides start at Carolina Triathlon-Main St. and will be 3-3.5 hours (December 1) , 3.5-4 hours (December 8) and 4 hours (December 15) in length. This is a great way to complete your endurance rides while also developing your in-the-pack handling skills as well as pacing skills! I highly recommend these rides! Hope to see you there! For more information see

Coach Jim

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Winter Riding

Wow, winter has hit us... Actually it's still fall but my ride with the crew at Carolina Triathlon-Woodruff Rd. began at a brisk 29 degrees even though it was sunny.... The lobster gloves sure came in handy... On days like these it is wise to ride moderately versus nice and easy in order to create heat to keep warm. Further, on a two hour ride such as this you'll get more bang for the buck by riding at a Tempo pace (a.k.a. Zone 3-4, RPE of 5-7 on 1-10 scale)... Be sure to hydrate too! It's easy to eat in such cold weather and hard(er) to drink. Aim for one 20 oz. bottle per hour regardless of how cold it is!

Happy cycling!

Coach Jim

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A great weekend with Coggan & Overton

Frank Overton calls himself a 'power-junkie'... Andrew Coggan knows just about everything! I had a great time at this past weekend's USACycling Power/Wattage Clinic in Atlanta, GA. Many new tips and verification/clarification of my power file markup strategies... All you power-junkies working with Jim Cunningham Coaching will benefit!

Coach Jim