• About Nate Dunn

    Nate Dunn has always been passionate about understanding human performance. What started as a fascination with heart rate monitors in high school led to the completion of his Masters Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from CSUS and the founding of his cycling coaching business Data Driven Athlete. He can typically be found reading exercise physiology research, talking excitedly about athletic performance with clients, or backpacking around the NorCal wilderness with his wife and young daughter.


    3 Keys to a Great Off-Season | Getting to Know Your Garmin

    by  • September 25, 2015 • trainin and tactics

    Structure Hierarchy w/Garmin Screens

    As cyclists transition toward the “off-season”, many are attempting to answer this question.  “How do I maintain a decent level of fitness and still remain fresh and motivated throughout next season”? In this article we’ll examine 3 strategies to help with the “off-season” question while exploring how your Garmin can make training more fun and less mentally draining. Structure...

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    Of Bikes and Bubbles

    by  • April 28, 2015 • too random

    Bikes and Bubbles

    Louisa, means ‘famed warrior’. My daughter’s name embodies the qualities I admire most in my wife; courage, humility, toughness, and resilience. At 2 ½, I doubt my daughter thinks much about what it means to be a warrior. For now, she’s all about bubbles. Bikes and Bubbles Louisa notices bubbles everywhere. Moments of life...

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    Does Stretching Make You Faster On The Bike?

    by  • March 9, 2015 • trainin and tactics


    I hate stretching.  I’ve never been close to “flexible”.  Sit-and-reach in grade school?  Off the charts terrible.  Stretching before high school basketball games?  Not gonna happen.  With each inflexibility benchmark, guilt mounted.  Stretching was suppose to be good for me right?  Improve my performance, reduce my risk of injury…something like that. Science and stretching In the...

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    ‘Murica, The Tour, and Optimal Cadence

    by  • July 1, 2014 • trainin and tactics


    There’s nothing quite like celebrating ‘Murica, pounding hot dogs, and enjoying three weeks of the Tour de France.  July is the real “most wonderful time of the year” during which the greatest bike racers on the planet battle over the most storied tarmac in our sport.  For nearly 100 years the discussion over cycling cadence has...

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