Welcome To Holy Week

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Welcome To Holy Week

Screen Shot 2013-03-31 at 7.10.31 AM[dc]T[/dc]here's no better introduction to "Holy Week" than the celebration of Easter.  However, the real thrill of the day (besides 55 degrees and no cars on the roads) is the 97th running of de Ronde Van Vlaanderen or the Tour of Flanders.  As always, the storylines are written and the battle lines are drawn up:

Peter Sagan's amazing early season with his win at Ghent Wevelgem, Fabian Cancellara's realization of his Flanders/Roubaix double winning form of 2010, Tom Boonen's run of bad luck throughout the spring, Philippo Pozzato's eternal struggle for that big win, Thor Hushovd's newfound confidence….

It's the perfect soap opera to be played out on 256 kilometers of the roads of Belgium on a chilly Easter Sunday.  

Welcome to Holy Week. 

*UPDATE*

7:05AM, 3/31/13

Boonen crashed out of Flanders

I had written this post a few day ago and instead of editing it down, I'm going to just add this as a footnote:  Tom Boonen, in the hunt for his record breaking 4th win at Flanders, has crashed out of the race after 19k.  There will be no battle between Sagan, Boonen and Cancellara.  There will be no Belgian tricolore on display today (or likely for Roubaix either.)  This could be as game changing as Cancellara's feedzone crash in Flanders last season.  

Get better soon, Tom.

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After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science/Pharmacology, I continued my education with a doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. As I progressed through my education, I was able to apply the concepts I learned in the lab to my own daily workouts and goals. At the time, I was following some of the principles of traditional coaching and getting mediocre results. Frustrated, I realized that if I could apply all my physiology, chemistry, nutrition and training knowledge, I could “build a better mousetrap” not just for my own training, but for other athletes. With this goal in mind, I started Tailwind Coaching, to help cyclists [with busy lives and limited training time] become stronger, faster, fitter and healthier. And while I may not be a ex-ProTour rider, an Olympic Coach or even a prolific race winner, I am something that most coaches are not: a regular guy just like you who has a job, a family and a desire to be a stronger cyclist.