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Theme Ride Thursday: Are You Ready for Back to School?

It’s time for the kiddos to head back to school. While we’re all getting used to the new routine, we’ve pulled our favorite back-to-school profiles and updated our back-to-school playlist.

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The Art of the Warm-up, Part 6: Sample Warm-ups for High-Intensity and Loop Profiles

Here are three more sample warm-ups for five more profiles. Two of the warm-ups can be used for challenging high-intensity VO2 max or anaerobic capacity training sessions. One is an example of how you might design your warm-up for a loop profile consisting of repeated laps of the same terrain.

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The Art of the Warm-up, Part 5: Sample Warm-ups for Workouts at Threshold

Part 5 gives you four more warm-ups, this time for profiles that include threshold intervals of varying lengths, field tests, and time trials. Not all warm-ups are created equal—what you do to warm up depends on the intensity and makeup of your workout.

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Quick Profile: Strong Start or Fast Finish

On June 22, as the rain poured down and my outdoor ride was thwarted, I decided to take Bill Pierce’s most recent profile for a whirl on my bike at home. Let me tell you, it’s a winner!

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Quick Profile: The Eagle Has Landed! The Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. ~Neil Armstrong

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The Art of the Warm-up, Part 4: Sample Warm-ups for Endurance and Climbing Profiles

In part 4 of this series on warming up, you’ll get the first four of eleven sample warm-ups to go with thirteen completely different profiles. This segment covers warm-ups for endurance profiles of varying lengths, cruise intervals, and epic climbs.

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Quick Profile: TDF 2019, Stage 19 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tigne

Share your excitement of the Tour de France with your students using this quick profile of stage 19. There is an early breakaway but the “heads of state” will let them go because there is no one of importance in the break. But rest assured—that doesn’t mean the peloton won’t hunt them down in the second half—get ready for some drama! The playlist should knock your polka-dot socks off!

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Quick Profile: Rolling Ride to Sturgis

The 79th Sturgis rally takes places this year from August 2 through August 11. Why not get in on the fun and try our newest profile from guest contributor Amanda Kirlin?

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Tour de France 2019 Stage 2, Team Time Trial

The team time trial is one of the more exciting stages of a bike race you can simulate in your classes. It’s a very challenging effort, and the extended warm-up plus the near constant rotations adds constant variety and keeps the class focused and committed. We provide you step-by-step coaching for this riveting race.

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A Fourth of July Profile: Three Climbs In America

This fun profile may get some of your students singing here and there—that is, if they can breathe! There are three climbs that vary from moderate to challenging, with a 3-minute flat in between.

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