Anybody know any good links to training blogs, training tips, training routines, that sort of thing? I'm looking to start a training group in Central Oregon and I know there are a million uber-pro athletes and personal trainers out here, but I'm a DIYer with little money and limited time to dedicate. I just need some good tips and training tools to use with the group or partner a couple of days a week.
Since you can train with a group I suggest making some barriers and finding a park to set up a course with as many cross elements as you can (barriers, off camber turns, run ups, etc) thats about 4 - 7 minutes long and have mini 2 lap races on in it. 4-8 races with limited recovery time in between will be very good training and just one day a week of this will make a difference. This should take about 2 hours.
Another day in the week you could workout for an hour doing either 2 20 minute intervals at threshold or some kind of higher intensity intervals such as 5x5mins, 8x3s, etc
A third day you could do some running for about 30 minutes or so
A forth day you could go for a short 30-60 minutes easy ride practicing things like starts.