Entries by julieyoung

Jump Start Prep Phase Training

Silver Sage sponsored Reno WheelWoman and O2-fitness athlete, Michelle Faurot shares her strategy to jump start her preparation phase of training. After a busy holiday season I knew it was time to jump-start my training.  I had a huge year on the bike last year training and racing RAAM and masters road nationals, but the […]

The Scientific Method

Silver-Sage/O2fitness athlete,  JT Teerlink shares sincere reflections on the opportunities afforded when we continue to be willing and open to observe and learn. This perspective helps us to continue to improve and avoid the pitfalls of preconceived notions, leading to stagnation. Thanks JT for sharing. I love teaching the scientific method.  I teach my students […]

The Epic Coast Ride

Contributed by Silver Sage Sponsored Reno WheelWoman and O2fitness athlete, Lucie Oren. A couple of weekends ago, I was on the Calif. coast riding with six of my teammates. We were participating in the Coast Ride and riding our bikes from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 days. This meant an average of 128mi. […]

TBF MTB Kickstart – 1st MTB race of 2016

By Silver-Sage/O2fitness athlete Travis Boucher… When I woke up, I didn’t really feel like racing although, once I got to the race, I knew I wanted to be there. It was a nice day and I felt great. I had 27 days of “green” on Training Peaks (greens=completed workouts) so I felt good.I accidentally lined […]

Winter, Bring it On

Winter, the perfect opportunity to change it up. Below, reflections on winter training by Silver Sage sponsored Reno WheelWoman, Heidi… WINTER!  We’re so fortunate to have so much snow here in the West (FINALLY!).  It’s been a joy to spend Sunday endurance days with friends and with my dogs doing snow sports.  With two Huskies, […]

Embracing Winter

Winter training inspiration by Silver Sage-O2fitness-athlete, Sian Turner-Crespo For those of us living in regions that experience a real winter, November can signify the start of hours of slogging away indoors on a treadmill or trainer, or alternatively a period of exploring new outdoor sports and activities.  While there has to be a certain amount […]

Former Teammates, Team Up To Conduct World-Class Training Camps

Michael Sayers, current U23 National Team Director and former BMC Team director and professional cyclist and Julie Young, current Director of Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab, former US National A-Team member, World Championship Team member and Grand Tour winner have teamed-up again to provide a unique opportunity to experience World Tour level training camps. […]

The Leadville Trail 100 MTB- 2015

Now that we days are shorter, and weather curtails our endless outdoor adventures, perhaps you find yourself with a bit more time for reading? Below is a well detailed retrospective account of this year’s Leadville 100-mile Mtn Bike Race, by long-time Silver Sage-o2fitness-athlete Andy Buckley. Maybe too, this read will provide some mental visuals to […]

Back to Basics

Below, Kristin Barnes, aka Rosie, from the Silver Sage/O2fitness-trained and sponsored, Bike Like a Girl winning and record-breaking RAAM 2015 team, reflects on her RAAM winning preparation. Three members of the RAAM team, and alternate member Having been a lifelong athlete, I’ve had significant experiences with coaches of all kinds, yet they all seem to […]

The End is Just the Beginning

Contributed by Silver Sage sponsored Reno WheelWoman, Hanging-in-there-tough-Heidi Littenberg USA Cycling Masters National Championships, held September 9th through the 12th, marked the end of my 2015 racing season.  The dates have been circled on my calendar since exactly one year ago.  In 2014, I registered, but couldn’t attend because I was sitting behind a computer […]