Christopher Sproule

Marathon Weekend

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to race in the St. George Marathon on Saturday in Utah and the Long Beach Marathon on Sunday in California. After winning the St. George Marathon the last two years, I felt the pressure to come up with a victory again this year. It was dark, cold, rained, and even hailed but I managed to come away with the win again. The competition was tough and we hit speeds in excess of [...]


Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: October 16, 2018

Work Hard, Work Smart

As competitive athletes, we are constantly striving to be stronger, faster, and better. We train 5-6 days a week and are often pushing our bodies harder and harder to achieve the results we want. When I first got into handcycling, I thought that the more miles I put on the bike, the faster I would be. I was doing 40-60 miles a day, every day. What I learned, with the help of my coach, was that this was not [...]


Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: September 4, 2018

When is the Off Season?

Many people have often asked me when my off-season is? My answer…never! I have two seasons…the racing season and the training season. If you are not working hard in the training season then you will not have the results you want in the racing season. I always get a nervous feeling in my stomach during the training season when I think that someone may be doing more than me or working harder than me. If they are working harder [...]


Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: August 20, 2018

Cycling Lingo: What is the Difference?

As Team PossAbilities paracyclists, we compete in events all over the country. Some of them are one-day events, like marathons, and some are 2-4 day stage races. A stage race is a combination of some or all of the road events: road race, criterium, time trial, hill climb, and team relay. Ever wondered what exactly these things are? I know I did! So here is a brief explanation of the types of racing we do:   Road Race – These are [...]


Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 12, 2018

2018 Criterium National Championships – Wisconsin

After a tough week of racing at the Time Trial, Road Race, and Team Relay National Championships in Georgia, it was straight to Wisconson to do the Tour of America’s Dairyland for the Criterium National Championships. The week consisted of four crit’s located all over Wisconsin with the National Championship being crit race number three. I had a great week in Wisconsin, partly because the temperatures were cooler and the weather I prefer to race in. My performance was [...]


Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 12, 2018

2018 National Championships – Augusta, GA

This year, the Paracycling Time Trial, Road Race, and Team Relay National Championships were held in Augusta, GA. There was an excellent turnout with all of the top athletes in attendance. We faced hot and humid weather in our quest to top the podium and the quality of the athletes and the racing was excellent. One of the most exciting things to happen at the event was the official introduction of the team relay to the United States. Team [...]


Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 12, 2018

When You’re Off, You’re Off: 2018 RBC

After a new personal record (PR) at the Fiesta Island Time Trial two weeks ago, I had an off week at the 2018 Redlands Bicycle Classic (RBC). There are days when you feel strong and fast and are able to be on the top of the podium and there are days when your body just doesn’t have it. This last week at the RBC was one of the latter. There are ways to limit the number of off days [...]


Category: Christopher SprouleComments: 0Post Date: May 7, 2018

Fiesta Island Time Trial

The Fiesta Island Time Trial in San Diego, CA, is one of my favorite races. Doing laps around an island with the ocean view is a great way to spend a morning. Fiesta Island TT is unique. There are no divisions between handcyclists and you never know who will show up. This past weekend there was a US Paracycling National Team Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista and all the athletes there were in attendance. It [...]


Category: Christopher SprouleComments: 0Post Date: April 16, 2018

Los Angeles Marathon

  After a solid start to the season at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Phoenix, AZ, it was off to Los Angeles for the LA Marathon.  It was a fast field this year and we took off quickly from the start.  I had a solid performance but made a few technical errors that kept me off the podium this time.  It’s amazing how much I continue to learn about cycling strategy 4 years into this sport.  You [...]


Category: Christopher SprouleComments: 0Post Date: April 16, 2018

2018 Valley of the Sun Stage Race

The first official race on my racing schedule this year was the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Phoenix, Arizona. With the arrival of my new Carbonbike four days before the first race, I wasn’t able to get much time getting the bike fit quite right and race ready. With my last race being in November, it felt like it had been a while since my last race and it was. I had a solid weekend and continued [...]


Category: Christopher SprouleComments: 0Post Date: March 12, 2018