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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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Supersapiens: The future of Fueling

Posted by on 7.6.21 in Science

For the past several weeks, I have been monitoring my blood glucose with a new device engineered by @supersapiensinc and @abbottglobal.  The system allows you to see (in real time) your glucose levels so that you may maintain your optimal fuel range to achieve your performance goals.  You can also use the data to fuel […]

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Tenac Brings Champions Mind App to it’s Athletes

Posted by on 6.4.21 in Science

“Think of your mind as a muscle.  The more you use it, the stronger it will become.”  -Frederick Lenz We at Tenac have always coached the mental game of our athletes but also felt we needed more to get the very best from our athletes.  So we have brought in the Champion’s Mind App with […]

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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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Recovery = Success

Posted by on 9.2.15 in Science, Uncategorized

Written by Coach Jorge Munoz Many factors play a role in a successful training program, and Recovery is at the top of the list.  Without recovery, there is no adaption and without adaptation, there is no improvement. Recovery can occur in many parts of your day and you have control of it.  Think of them […]

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Putting Yourself in Position to Win

Posted by on 5.11.15 in Experience, Results, Uncategorized

Yesterday, goTenac.com 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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