By Coach John Hughes Coach Hughes: I’ve been friends with Elizabeth Wicks for several decades and have coached her for many ultracycling 12- and 24-hour races. She turned 75 in 2019 and gave herself a birthday present of riding PAC Tour’s 1900-mile Ridge of the Rockies trip in July, which was challenge enough. But she then added another challenge for the year and we … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Wicks Turns 75 and Rides 7,500 miles in 2019!
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By Coach John Hughes Last week I responded to the first part of 54-year-old Ed’s e-mail: Anti-Aging: 4 Tips for Winter Blues and Lost Mojo. One of the ways to get out of a funk and get motivated is to set small, easily achievable goals. Goals like ride four days a week for at least half an hour. … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: More on Winter Blues, Motivation and Goals
By Coach John Hughes What’s the best sports drink for you? One you like and will drink! And also provides the calories you need. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends consuming 25 to 60 grams (1 to 2 ounces or 100 to 240 calories) of carbs per hour after the first hour of exercise. This is sufficient for several hours of exercise. Here’s the cost per … [Read more...] about An Effective and Low-Cost Homemade Sports Drink
By Coach John Hughes As I write this column it’s -1F. I live in the Rocky Mountains in Tabernash, CO. I wait for it to get above 10F and then I cross-country ski. I skied all seven days last week. I mixed up the days: a couple of long skis, a couple of days working on technique, one fast day and a couple of recovery days when I stopped frequently to take pictures … [Read more...] about 8 Tips for Effective Winter Training
March 4, 2021 How This Record Setting 77-year-old Woman Does Sweet Spot Training By Coach John Hughes Elizabeth Wicks is an endurance rider. In 2019 she rode 7500 miles. That's a good year for any rider ... and she turned 75 that year! You can read about her 7500-mile year and the obstacles she had to overcome here. Read more. What's Your Advice for Pressure … [Read more...] about Newsletter Issue No. 955