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  • Do you have questions about training and nutrition during quarantine? Join Achieve Coach & Certified Sports Nutritionist Sofi Marin and Bay Area Cycling Team Dolce Vita for an informative Q&A session where we discuss: Indoor training How to stay on top of nutrition during quarantine Simple daily nutrition tips for better health Emotional/stress eating tools […]

  • An Athlete’s Guide to Coping with COVID-19

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on March 25, 2020

    The past few weeks have been overwhelming for many of us. With a global pandemic turning the world upside down, many people are struggling to find their footing. If you’re an athlete, you are likely feeling the effects of the disruption to your routine and feeling a bit stir crazy, anxious, depressed, you name it. […]

  • How to Prepare for your First Gravel Event

    By Sofia Marin | In Athlete Interview, General, Race Tips | on February 24, 2020

    If you’ve been paying attention, you know that gravel riding and racing is on the rise. If you’re new to the scene and want to give gravel racing a try, this blog is for you! We spoke with seasoned Achieve gravel racers and coaches to get their top tips to prepare you for your first […]

  • Supporting Junior Racing

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on February 18, 2020

    Achieve Performance Training and Coaching (#AchievePTC) is honored to be a sponsor of the NCNCA Junior Race Series, going on its third year of sponsorship. “I’m grateful to be able to support the junior race series in our region for a third year in a row. Road racing is a beautiful sport that teaches kids […]

  • Our Recipe for a Killer Training Plan

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on November 26, 2019

    Have you ever wondered what an annual training plan looks like? Why does the big picture even matter? As an athlete, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day training rides and focus on the next big event (“Why was my power so low today?!” you might say). As a coach, however, one of […]

  • Celebrating the 2019 Season

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on September 29, 2019

    It’s hard to believe the 2019 season is coming to a close for many of our athletes. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year and recognize all of the incredible accomplishments our athletes have achieved. We also had the exciting addition of Jackson Duncan to our coaching staff this year! […]

  • The Importance of Heat Acclimation

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Optimal Performance | on June 25, 2019

    Summer is here!  If you live in the Bay Area, you may be asking yourself if overcast, foggy weather really counts as summer. But like many Bay Area cyclists, we often head out to hot environments to race and ride our bikes and the heat often comes as a big shock to the system. This […]

  • Tour of Flanders

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on May 1, 2019

    Written by Coach Sofia Marin There are few bike races as iconic as the Tour of Flanders. Known for its narrow cobbled roads, pitchy steep climbs and infamous Belgian weather, De Ronde van Vlaanderen is a Spring Classic nearly every cycling enthusiast has heard of. There’s a reason De Ronde (as it’s affectionately called among […]

  • Achieve is pleased to announce long-time Achieve athlete, Alec Dinner (a.k.a. The Cycling Mentor) as our exclusive riding and structured training skills development partner.   By riding 1-on-1 with aspiring bike riders, Alec shares deep insight and best practices so riders can express themselves as skillful, refined, faster and safer cyclists. All current Achieve clients […]

  • 2018 Athlete Achievements

    By Sofia Marin | In General, INSCYD | on September 28, 2018

    It’s that time of year.  The road racing and mountain bike seasons are coming to a close and many of our athletes are taking a well-earned rest from racing and training. And while several Achieve athletes are looking ahead to the upcoming season of cyclocross, it’s important to take a moment to reflect back and […]

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