Category: Experience

Goal = Your Best Performance

Posted by on 1.17.22 in Experience, Results

Winning.  That’s what we typically aim for and for sure we at Tenac love to promote your wins and top results.  It’s one sign that your training is going in the right direction and it’s a celebration of your excellence. We do find motivation in winning and it is a good place to start.  However, […]

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Envision the Corner; Envision the year

Posted by on 12.8.21 in Experience

In the art of cornering we follow the basic recipe of the three “L’s:” Look Low Lean  We practice this to no end.  Every corner. Over and over and over.  To go deeper into this cornering recipe, I ask you to think more on the part of “Look.”  Looking where you want to go begins […]

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Embrace the Recovery

Posted by on 11.9.21 in Experience

As Jack Kornfield writes, “After the ecstasy, the laundry.”  I feel many of us (yes including me) have this sense of post-event depression right now.  We built ourselves up towards our summertime goals and now we are in a state of depletion (mentally and physically).  And I feel it is stronger this year than in […]

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Pacing: The Sub 6hr Leadville MTB 100

Posted by on 7.22.21 in Experience

In 2014, Kristian Hynek won the Cape Epic MTB stage race with teammate Robert Mennen.  It was Kristian’s biggest win to date and the biggest win for an athlete I coached.  Alban Lakata was teamed up with Kristian but had broken his leg earlier in the year and was not able to race. The year […]

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Let’s Empty Our Teacup

Posted by on 7.6.21 in Experience

I recently heard a proverb about a coach and athlete. Although there are multiple versions of this proverb, here is my favorite one: An experienced athlete went to visit a master coach. While the coach quietly made tea and served it, the athlete talked and talked about their knowledge of training.  The coach poured the […]

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The Success of Failure

Posted by on 5.20.21 in Experience

Through my 20+years of coaching athletes, I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to work with many Champion athletes.  In those years, I noticed 2 specific traits of those athletes. They have a high tolerance for failure. They fail more often than other athletes. The second trait stems from them taking risks more often which gives […]

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4 Days 2 Tubac

Posted by on 10.19.18 in Experience

La Frontera Arizona Oct 5-8, 2020 We invite you to experience the La Frontera Arizona with us.  Riding out of Tubac, we will venture west, south, east and north to return to Tubac on Day 4. Our journey will travel the little known gravel and paved roads of an area unknown to most of Arizona.  […]

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Posted by on 12.9.15 in Experience, Uncategorized

Race Face. You know the face. It’s the face of intensity, tranquility, and ultimately focus all in one.  This is the face of CONTROL.  CONTROL of your actions is of the utmost importance when entering an event or “battle” if you will. The Samurai called this Shodo-O-Seisu. Shodo means “first move” and Seisu means “ […]

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Putting Yourself in Position to Win

Posted by on 5.11.15 in Experience, Results, Uncategorized

Yesterday, athlete John Murphy raced to 4th place at stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California.  Today I write that I am proud of Murphy’s ability to put himself in position to win.  He didn’t win by standing on the top of the podium but he won by putting together a plan and […]

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Goal Setting – Step by Step, Week by Week

Posted by on 1.7.15 in Experience, Uncategorized

One of the best ways to begin prepping for an upcoming season is to start with your goals.  The idea is to get them written down on paper — not an ipad or a computer screen, sit down in with a pad of paper and pen. Whether it’s a goal event in July or simply […]

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