Training (16)

Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:31

What's new with SD Endurance Sports?

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Hi all, I want to update everyone on the changes I’ve been making to my coaching program. My goal is to offer the most comprehensive and cutting edge program available to my client/athletes.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:51

Training Peaks: What should my CTL ramp rate be???

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You've taken taken some down time after last season. Now you've begun training and riding again. Are you ramping up your fitness too fast?!?

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 15:21

Epic mountain biking in Laguna Beach

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It's winter around the country. Most of the US is wet and cold keeping you inside on the trainer. Not here in Southern California however. Winter to us means only cooler temps and the seldom chance of rain. That rain only makes the trails better.

Sunday, 25 November 2012 17:52

Willpower-Don't eat the marshmallow

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People fail because they lack self discipline or willpower.

Self discipline, training and control of oneself and one's conduct, usually for personal improvement

Self control, the ability of a person to exert his/her will over the inhibitions of their body or self

Willpower is a finite resource (Finite resources are those which are only found in limited amounts). Think of willpower as a muscle. Think of your bodies skeletal and cardiac muscles and how they can be trained. Like those muscles, willpower can be trained to become stronger, to last longer, go further, and be more powerful. Can you think of a time when you were in better cardiovascular condition or stronger physically? The reason you were stronger is only because you conditioned yourself to be that way. Now, can you think back at a time when you were more disciplined with work or your social life than you are now? Yes? Likely, at that time you had more willpower in many aspects of you life at that time. You had trained yourself mentally to be strong at that time. You can workout and get stronger, if you stop the workouts, you become deconditioned. You can demonstrate tremendous willpower by training it, if you stop, you lose it and your willpower and self discipline becomes weak.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:30

Full service guided cycling tours

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The guided tours have been receiving rave reviews. Over half the tours provided are generated off referrals. You will not be disappointed with the friendly nature of coach Shawn D'Aurelio, the bicycles provided, or the amazing riding Southern California has to offer. Rides are tailored to your ability and desire of ride. If your a racer/century rider looking to do a 100 mile road ride or if your looking for a scenic leisure ride we have it here. Photos to be taken by your guide will provide you with lasting memories. Mountain bike tours also available.

For your convenience we are able and ready to meet at your resort with the bikes and ride from there. High end road and mountain bikes from Bianchi, Wilier, Specialized, Ibis, and Santa Cruz available to rent. Full service tours from $150-$400.

Shawn is a Catagory 1 road and mountain bike racer, Texas State criterium champion, and a certified USA Cycling coach. Aside from the bike tours and coaching he works full time at bicycle shop in Laguna Beach.

Friday, 15 June 2012 10:14

Meet Uncle Mick-Senoir Guide at SD Endurance Sports

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Mick Donoff (Uncle Mick) Retired educator/coach, ultra distance/mountain bike champion, and mountaineer. Mick is a long time resident of Laguna Beach and very familiar with the best road and trail possibilities in South Orange County.

Mick Donoff
Mick Donoff
In my transition from Dallas to the West coast, Mick has been one of the most kind, welcoming, and helpful people I have met. I am truly grateful to know him and I am confident anyone who meets Mick will feel the same.

Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:02

Full service guided cycling trips in Laguna Beach

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Sorry for the lack of updates in the past couple of months. Im Back and the guided tours are taking off. Over the past few months I have been averaging 6-8 tours per month. Summer is upon us and the tourist traffic is up in Laguna Beach. I have had half a dozen referrals since I started this business a year ago, so I must be doing something right.

Donna and Dorothy
Donna and Dorothy
This is a photo of Donna and Dorothy. They were here in Dana Point Ca for business. They stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point (what a place to your company to put you up in, huh?). Donna contacted me about renting bicycles a couple weeks back. I reserved the two bikes for her and Dorthy.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 09:35

Bicycle tours of South OC and Laguna Beach

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That's right. People travel from all over to to enjoy the great riding that Southern California has to offer cyclist. This is a long time friend Wayne Johns from Dallas, Texas sporting the colors of the Texas amateur/pro cycling team of Elbows Racing. Elbows has made a big mark in the US pro scene in the past two years. Still considered an amateur team, they're racing against the big name US pro teams and holding there own thus far.

As the 2012 race season quickly approaches...

Trying to lose weight and/or decrease BF while also introducing a cardiovascular performance enhancing routine can be tricky. You walk a fine line when trying to improve cardiovascular fitness and drop weight and/or body fat simultaneously. To drop weight you must put yourself in a caloric deficit by way of your calorie consumption, or lack there of. The low calorie dieting can be counter-productive to improving fitness if not done right. To improve cardiovascular fitness and performance one must properly recover from intense endurance workouts. Nutrition plays a major role in this. Don't be afraid of carbohydrates, especially before, during, and after hard workouts. The body primarily burns carbohydrate as fuel during cardiovascular activity, especially interval type training. We must restore our glycogen stores (carbohydrates) throughout and after these workout. When done right your body fat and weight will come down and your cardiovascular fitness and performance will improve.

Sorry I have been out of the loop as far as updating you all on my training and race plans. Here is a short recap.

I plan to race on La Grange race team, however three of the guys (very strong and experienced guys) have left to ride for a new team consisting of the three of them sponsored by Rock n Road Cyclery. Brand and Kyle Gritters and Mike Herdman. They had a fourth spot for me, but for a couple of reasons I decided not to join them. One being I didn't want to stiff the La Grange Men's 1/2 race director. Stu has been an awesome guy and I committed to him last year to race for them. I knew that the possibility of some of the guys leaving existed. As it is now, I believe there will be only 3 or 4 of us capable being present at the end of a cat 1/2 race. At least I have some financial support and some team mates this upcoming 2012 season as opposed to 2011. I am grateful for the support and I believe I do the right thing and my opportunity will come.

Kip Grossman and I in Temecula
Kip Grossman and I in Temecula

I did the Nov 2011 12hours of Temecula. Goal was to ride solo for 12hours and complete 11 laps.
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