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Patrick McCrann

Embracing the (Training) Heat

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The majority of athletes consider heat to be their enemy.

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Simulating Key Race Environments

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Your race simulation is the most important workout you do before your race is a simulation.

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Coach Patrick’s 2022 UltraMay Recap

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OK, here is my official report from the 2022 UltraMay event. This is our third year, and my third time through the process. I made a big remix, according to the official event rules of UltraMay. Even though it was a little bit unorthodox, I was able to achieve the goal of serious suffering within…

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Managing In Season Fatigue

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Coach Patrick covers one of the most challenging aspects of being an endurance athlete managing fatigue.

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The Right Way to Early Season Race ReviewΒ 

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Coach Patrick covers one of the most challenging aspects of being an endurance athlete managing fatigue

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The ULTRAMAY Plan for 2022 – Calling All Crazies

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Coach P’s UltraMay Plan: May 27 thru May 29 Ok folks, time to hatch this plan! This will be my third time around, and my least prepared!Β  Over the past few years I’ve done this event coming off of some solid early season fitness. The trifecta of events from February, March and then into May.…

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Fun Races for SpeedοΏΌ

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Coach Patrick explains how intermittent speedwork can be exactly the right does of training, adventure, and fun.

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MALLORCA MILES MAKETH FITNESSΒ 

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On the way back from the cycling heaven that is Mallorca, and wanted to share out my explorations on the island – including some camp highlights. Also these notes are a good reminder for when I return in 2023 (oh yes, we will be back!). First up, the stats – 536 miles ridden and 29,950 ft…

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The Role of Hydration in Successful Spring Training

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Coach Patrick discusses the importance of managing the hydration transition from Winter training to Outdoor training in the Spring

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