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Envision the Corner; Envision the year

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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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Endurance GRVL Costa Rica

Endurance GRVL Costa Rica Feb 19-26, 2023 We invite you to experience the gravel roads of Costa Rica and build your Base for the 2023 cycling season.  Riding out of the Nosara, we will venture west, south, east and north from the beaches to the mountains.  This is a fully supported gravel adventure.  The camp […]

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Recovery = Success

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

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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