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  • AchievePTC Coaches Dana Williams and Sofi Marin headed to Colorado Springs for the 2018 USA Cycling Coaches Summit this week and bring to you their top highlights from the three-day event. We had the opportunity to learn from some of the premier leaders in the cycling world, including sports physiologists, nutritionists, psychologists, functional movement specialists, […]

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  • Meet Michelin-star Chef and AchievePTC athlete Matthew Accarrino. Matt has a broad range of experience working as chef to professional cycling teams including the likes of Holowesko-Citadel Pro Cycling Team. He is also the consulting chef for the Tour of California and Tour of Utah. Working on the ground level of professional cycling, Matt has picked […]

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  • What should I eat during a race? When it comes to race day, this question comes up every time, or at least it should. Before you spend thousands of dollars on equipment upgrades, consider what would have more impact on your race-day performance, better nutrition or a lighter wheelset? Taking in the right amount of […]

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  • Achieve Coaches Share Gratitude

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Nutrition Tips | on November 23, 2016

    It’s nearly time for the holidays.  While for many it can be a busy time of year, we thought we’d take a moment to slow down and give thanks. We asked each of the AchievePTC coaches to tell us what they love most about coaching and share any tips they find useful to experience more […]

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  • It’s getting hot out there! Are you prepared? Dealing with the heat requires a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. For hot weather training and racing, it’s essential that you anticipate the effects of the hot environment and prepare a specific hydration and body cooling strategy. Sweat evaporation is the most important cooling mechanism your […]

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  • Post Ride/Race Recovery

    By Dana Williams | In Nutrition Tips, Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on May 8, 2016

    Introduction There is a lot of literature out there on effective recovery techniques. At Achieve Performance Training & Coaching, we focus on making sure our athletes take their recovery as serious, if not more, than their workouts. Below are some basic guidelines that every endurance athlete should know: Post Ride/Race Recovery The “Golden Recovery Window” […]

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  • The holidays are upon us. The time of year for celebrating with loved ones; usually served with generous amounts of food, the occasional alcoholic beverage, and often involving extensive travelling. With so many temptations and so many opportunities to indulge during the holidays, it easy for even the most stringent athlete to struggle to stay […]

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  • The Group Ride Despite the gloomy weather which accompanied us from Mill Valley to Pt. Reyes, it had been a very pleasant ride with Coach Dana Williams and a few members of the Mike’s Bikes p/b Equator Coffee cycling team. A gentlemen’s agreement had been struck early to keep the pace solidly in Z2, with […]

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  • Easiest Pancakes Ever

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes, Nutrition Tips | on September 17, 2014

    Yes, it’s so simple. All you need is: – 2 eggs – 1 banana That’s it! Steps: 1. Put the banana in a bowl and mush with a fork until it’s like a soft paste.         2. Add the two eggs to the banana ‘mush’ and stir for about a minute, or until it’s […]

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  • I’ll try to make this as straight forward and simple as possible. Here’s how I suggest each element of this dinner is prepared and cooked. Salmon – Pick your desired piece of salmon. 6-8 oz is a healthy serving size. As a gauge, this is a little bigger than your clinched fist. – I like […]

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