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  • Freezing Temps at Deschutes Brewery CX Cup

    By Dana Williams | In Race Reports | on December 9, 2013

    You may have heard about the epic (or possibly ‘beyond epic’) cyclocross races that happened this past weekend in Bend, Oregon. A low front engulfed the region and sent temperatures plummeting into negative double digits. Achieve athlete Ian Conover was ‘unlucky’ enough to make the trip there and battle the challenging conditions. “I had to […]

  • Simple Squash Soup

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes, Nutrition Tips | on November 26, 2013

    T’is the season to enjoy some delicious squash soup. There’s nothing like a warm bowl after a hard workout and it’s cold outside. Here’s how to make it: 1. Pre heat oven to 375F 2. Cut one squash (I prefer butternut or acorn) in halves or quarters and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. […]

  • Achieve Becomes the Official Coaching Company of Squadra SF

    By Dana Williams | In General | on November 22, 2013

    I’m thrilled to announced the partnership with Squadra SF, one of the Bay Area’s top cycling teams. As their official coaching company, Achieve will provide Squadra SF riders with a range of support throughout the year. This will be in line with the teams overall goal of having strong representation across all categories in the […]

  • Brown Rice & Chicken Goodness

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes | on October 30, 2013

    This is another one of my favourites to make for dinner. The purpose of the photo is to make it easy to see what’s in it: – Brown Rice: I have used long grain for the longest time, but recently switched to short grain and really like the texture. – Grilled chicken breast: Marinate in […]

  • Make Big Gains During ‘Off Season’

    By Dana Williams | In Optimal Performance | on October 23, 2013

    I’m reading more and more on the benefits of resistance/weight training during the off-season for cyclists. Well that’s a good thing, because the first of four phases that Achieve cycling athletes complete takes place in the gym. I know it can be painful for those who are used to hoping on their bike come November […]

  • Fueling Your Best Performance

    By Dana Williams | In Nutrition Tips, Optimal Performance | on October 9, 2013

    If you’ve read Achieve’s ‘Nutrition’ section, you will know that we believe that performing at your best can be directly correlated to what you feed your body before, during and after working out. We believe a whole-food, unprocessed diet is an individuals nutritional foundation. In fact, here’s some simple healthy recipes you can try to […]

  • Big Eyes at Breakfast

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes | on September 12, 2013

    Here’s a healthy breakfast (or lunch) option I like to make from time to time. It’s really quick, tastes great and a nice balance of nutrients. This is how I make it: 1. Take a bell pepper (red, green, orange or yellow….no discrimination needed) and cut a flew slices that are approximately 2 cm wide. […]

  • September Cycling Boot Camp Schedule Announced

    By Dana Williams | In Cycle Boot Camp, General | on August 23, 2013

    Do you want to get faster and fitter on your bike while having fun with other like-minded people? Good news…our Cycling Boot Camps will get you there. Each camp consists of two 90-minute sessions per week for six weeks. Here’s our upcoming Cycling Boot Camp Schedule starting September 10, 2013: Weekend Warrior: Starts September 10, […]

  • Salmon & Vegetable Dinner on the BBQ

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes, Nutrition Tips | on August 15, 2013

    This is one of my favourite dinner’s to make. Why? Well, it’s quick and healthy and there’s hardly any clean up. This is because the majority of cooking is done on a BBQ. Here’s how I do it: Salmon: squeeze fresh lemon juice and sprinkle some sea salt and pepper on your raw piece of […]

  • The end of the racing/riding season is likely just around the corner for most of you. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, most racers have been competing since the middle February. This certainly makes for a long season and many are ready to ‘pull the plug’ and ‘recharge the batteries’ for next year. I […]

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