Training Guides

The GFNY Training Center provides you content focused on training topics like nutrition, cadence, and power, as well as course guides to GFNY races around the World.

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Performance Testing to Track Improvement

12 Feb 2021

This week in the Training Guide, Coach Christian talks about simple performance testing to monitor improvements. A good training program should be built on hard data and evidence. One of the most important sets of

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The GFNY Training Center Podcast: Find Every Episode Here

08 Feb 2021

The GFNY Training Center Podast is dedicated to training, nutrition, and all aspects of improving your performance on race day. Each week there’s new content, typically with two episodes per week for you to learn

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To Rest Week or not to Rest Week?

05 Feb 2021

In this week’s edition of the Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian discusses whether or not you should program rest weeks into your training plan. Rest Weeks vs De-load weeks Before we start, it’s important to

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No-Stop Nutrition

29 Jan 2021

In this week’s Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian talks about the benefits of planning hydration and nutrition to minimize or eliminate stops. All GFNY events offer fully-stocked aid stations, where you can refill water bottles,

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Wind Racing

22 Jan 2021

Racing in windy conditions is one of the best tests of a cyclist’s ability that there is. To race strongly in the wind takes a complete cyclist. Physically, it requires a bit of everything: sustaining

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The Road to the GFNY World Championship: Part 1

16 Jan 2021

In this week’s Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian checks in on your training for GFNY NYC to help you track your progress and stay on track for May. GFNY NYC is the Crown Jewel of

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Cyclists

08 Jan 2021

In this week’s Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian suggests a few great New Year’s resolutions to incorporate into your training. We’ve gotten through the holiday season, it’s January, and cyclists are starting to think about

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Caffeine and the Cyclist

02 Jan 2021

GFNY Coach Christian talks about caffeine in this week’s Training Guide. Cycling and coffee go together hand-in-hand: a pre-ride espresso or a mid-ride coffee stop are almost religious for some cyclists. Caffeine is also a

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GFNY Coaching: Post-ride nutrition

18 Dec 2020

GFNY Coach Christian explains the importance of post-ride nutrition in this week’s Training Guide Recovering from hard training sessions in time for the next one is one of the keys of a successful training program.

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GFNY Coaching: Building your base

11 Dec 2020

GFNY Coach Christian explains base training in this week’s Training Guide. Nothing is as fundamental to performance in cycling as building the proper base of endurance work. It is not flashy or exciting, and increasingly

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GFNY Coaching: Rider Questions

04 Dec 2020

GFNY Coach Christian answers questions from GFNY competitors in this week’s Training Guide. This week we’ve done something different: instead of writing about a single topic, we’ve taken some rider questions and answered them below.

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Indoor Season: Get the Most out of Your Trainer Time

28 Nov 2020

Winter is coming, the clocks have been set back an hour, and the sun is setting earlier each day. For most of you, this signals the transition into your off-season training, and a big uptick

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Off-Season Tips to Improve Your Climbing

20 Nov 2020

One thing is universal among cyclists: we all want to improve our climbing! Those of us who suffer on the climbs want to improve our weakness in the hills, and the mountain goats among us

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