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Earlybirds Are Coming!

Coach John Cheetham has been a co director of this series for the past 5 years, joining an elite group of local coaches that volunteer their time every Sunday in January to help get beginning and intermediate racers ready for the early races in Northern California. This program has served as the model for the national Beginning Racer Program administered by USA Cycling and sees attendance numbers in the 400-700 …Read More

Morning Routines

We can call it performance hacks or we can call it a routine. I was lucky enough to take a few days off last week and go to Vegas and Death Valley with my GF . We took in some sights, shot a ton of pictures, ate some okay meals. Oh, and I ran the Death Valley Trail Marathon through Titus Canyon, climbing from 3600 ft elevation to 5300, then …Read More

Endurance nutrition N + 1

In 2001, I finished my first Ironman at Camp Pendleton, CA A decent mid pack time of just under 12 hours, not bad for a guy that physiologically is the definition of mid pack. I’ve been thinking  I’d like to give it a go again in 2020, racing the 55 AG and get a 20 year comparison. The reason  for bringing up the IM is I’ve been thinking a lot …Read More

A few thoughts and pictures from the USA Cycling Coaching Summit

Hi All, back  for a week from Colorado Springs where Coach Lee Povey had   USAC Track Committee meetings for four days, then Coach John Cheetham joined him for the Juniors Summit and Coaching Summit through the next weekend. We wanted to share a few impressions we had and a couple interesting slides we saw.  We find that most of the value at these things is in the conversations and connections …Read More

Precision Nutrition Certified For The 4th Year In A Row!

We believe in the most effective nutritional coaching programs available. John started the PN program as a client after 15 years of  attempts to manage body weight  as an endurance athlete  with endless  exercise, attempts at quick fixes, and various programs selling lots of  proprietary products. Following his own success he was one of the first certified coaches when PN opened up their program, and uses both the nutritional and …Read More

Interview with USA Head Endurance Coach John Cheetham

What has been your proudest coaching moment so far? That can be difficult as the easy answer would be seeing an athlete win a national title or make a national team selection, but very recently I ran a trail race with a couple athletes, one of which knocked 20 minutes off her best half marathon time. Sometimes when you know the whole back story and the specific challenges a racer …Read More

2015 season review by Coach Helen Scott

Coach Helen Scott writes about her riders Cam Thomson: As a last year youth we stepped up his training and included strength and conditioning into his program. I believe that this has been a major factor towards his personal best times in every event this season. His technique and form in the gym is excellent, and his sensible approach to his progression has meant we’ve got the best out of …Read More