CZC Athletes Have Been Up to Some Really Cool Stuff!!

The 2022 Race Season has been INSANE! Athletes are back in action, races are finding their way in the new normal, and pent up energy is showing up in new PRs left and right.  With the work from home (WFH) schedules changing the training and recovery capacity for so many of my coached athletes,  we are all realizing new highs … Read More

Do You Need to Drop Fat in 2022?

A DEXA Scan could be the Secret To Your Success in 2022! DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry and it measures the amount of bone, muscle and fat in your body.  As endurance athletes we often focus on our body fat and muscular strength knowing that our power to weight ratios determine how fast we ride or run.  Where … Read More

Do you SKIMO?

If you haven’t heard of SKIMO, then you’ve probably been living under a rock.  It’s part masochism, part thrill seeking, and all the things endurance athletes love. To summarize simply, one skis UP a mountain, then one skis DOWN a mountain.  The challenge in the uphill is the part where cyclists and trail runners love to show their fitness, and the downhill is where skiers and thrill seekers … Read More

Crush Your Colonoscopy like an Ironman

5 Must-Do’s to Crush Your Colonoscopy Like an Ironman!! There are so many similarities between racing an iron distance race and having a colonoscopy, that it is surprising that we athletes are often horrified by the thought of the procedure and prep! We hear the horror stories and fear the unknown.  We don’t have a personalized training plan for a colonoscopy, … Read More

New Bike Day is The Best Day!

New Bike Day is Quite Possibly the Happiest Day of the Year! A new bicycle with shiny, glossy paint, gleaming handlebars, and light, crazy fast wheels, ahhh…..that new bike smell.  If you’re a cyclist, then you know that feeling!  Oh, the possibilities! Where will you ride it first? Will you be tentative and only do short rides? Or will you … Read More

The Pine Creek Challenge 50 Mile Trail Run – 2021 Edition

My First 50 Miler – Post Race Report – Coach Clare Zecher “You’re fine. This is fine. You’re Fine. This is fine. You’re fine. You’re fine. You’re fine. You’re fine.” This is what Courtney Dauwalter posted on what she kept saying to herself during her record breaking UTMB win this year when it got rough. “I Feel Good. I Feel … Read More

We’re 1/2 Way Through Race Season

And What a Season It Has Been! The season started off with a bang with the return to racing, and CZC Athletes have been out there crushing it! While we were all a little uncertain about what the return would look like, we’ve seen all sorts of iterations, and great achievements.  And we want to shout out to some seriously … Read More

CGMs – The Performance Device That Could Be Your Game Changer

First off, let me explain what a CGM device is.  CGM stands for Constant Glucose Monitor. These devices, and finger prick tests, have been used for years to test blood glucose.  People with Type 1 diabetes have been able to use them to avoid, or limit, painful finger prick tests, and now their application is available to us as athletes! … Read More

Let’s Get Ready To Run, L O N G!

What to Include NOW in your run training to be ready to crush your half marathon, marathon or ultra this summer. (Are you a Cyclist? CLICK HERE to go to your cycling Specific Spring Training Tips!) The Connecticut racing season is already heating up with in person road races, and if you check out the May race calendar on hitekracing.com … Read More

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

What to Include NOW in your cycling training to be ready for the 600k Challenge (not signed up yet? Click here!) (Runners CLICK HERE to go to your Run Specific Spring Training Tips!) We are one month away from the start of the CZC Spring Training 600K Challenge! For cyclists, this challenge includes either 6 x 100K or 6 x … Read More