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TeamEN vs Wisconsin: Meet the Team

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On September 12, 38 TeamEN athletes will put months of hard work to the test at Ironman® Wisconsin. Most notably, 22 “EN Chickas” will be racing! What started out as a bet between Coach Rich and the gals has turned into an incredible movement, complete with a Moo Jo and 10-12 male members of EN…

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IRONMAN® Wisconsin: the Complete Race Breakdown, by Endurance Nation

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Endurance Nation has a long history on the Ironman® Wisconsin course: Coach Rich raced the event in ’02, ’04, and ’11, with a PR of 10:05, has conducted 10 training camps on the course, has been on hand for the race pretty much every year, and has coached hundreds to the Wisconsin finish line.  Finally TeamEN has…

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ENFans: Join the Coaches for Four Keys, Training and Beers in Madison!

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ENFans, Rich and Patrick will be in Madison to support the nearly 40 TeamEN athletes, and their families, racing on Sunday. We invite you to join us for several fun events we have planned for you! Please visit the links below for complete details, to RSVP and share these events with your friends. All are…

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Stacking EN Training Plans Across Your Season

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[box]Please Note: This guidance is for our 2012 or EARLIER OutSeason® Training Plans. The 2013 OutSeason® plans are 14-weeks long and do not follow this template.  [/box]Our OS Seminar and recent series in the blog have solicited several emails from training plan customers, inquiring about how to stack our plans across a season. Let’s discuss: The…

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The Off Season and the Self-Coached Athlete, Part II: The Time Investment Manager

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by Rich Strauss, Endurance Nation In Part I we discussed your role as The Coach. As a typical triathlete, this is the role you’re likely most familiar with, as you search for the latest and greatest training secrets to make you faster. But as your self-coaching instructor, I want you to take a step back…

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The Off Season and the Self-Coached Athlete, Part I: The Coach

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We are approaching that time of year when triathletes near their final races of the season and begin to ask themselves “How can I get faster next year?” We are going to share with you several Off Season lessons we’ve learned after years of coaching age group athletes, with the goal of ultimately helping you…

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Keeping Watts, or Effort, Down on Steep Hills

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We are deep in the Ironman® season and that means IMUSA, Louisville, and Wisconsin. Many athletes pre-ride these courses, to see what they are in for on race day, and more than a few times we receive this comment in the forum: “So…I rode the IMXX bike course this weekend. Per your power/heart rate guidance,…

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Report: Wisconsin Tri-Rally 2010

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By all accounts, our Ironman® Wisconsin Tri-Rally was a huge success! Coach Rich was joined by 60-70 athletes for a FREE training weekend on the course. In addition, you should know that Endurance Nation will have nearly 20 women racing this year, a grassroots movement that added a “unique” flavor to this camp, and will…

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Coeur d'Alene 2010 Report, Part II: Results and Testimonials

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We appreciate your patience as we update you on our Team’s performance, first with pictures and video, then with our Race Report Podcast Series, and now with their results and some excerpts from their race reports in our members-only forum. Some of you have may have been following our Race Tracker on race day, a…

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Coeur d'Alene 2010 Report, Part I

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This past weekend, 24 Endurance Nation athletes tackled the Coeur d’Alene course. Coach Rich was on hand to coach and lead the race weekend festivities for the members and their families. It was such a big weekend with so many good stories, that we’re going to break it up into two parts. Part I is…

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