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Rich Strauss

Endurance Nation at IMCDA

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Endurance Nation will have nearly 30 athletes on the Coeur d’Alene course next weekend. Coach Rich will be on hand to coordinate the race weekend activities for the team and their families: Thursday: team dinner at the Wine Room Friday: Four Keys of Race ExecutionPre-Race Talk. Please join us at 10am at the K-Swiss booth…

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Coaches’ Tips: Coeur d’Alene

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With Ironman® Coeur d’Alene this week, athletes competing in the event are eager to learn more about the course and how to approach race day given the unique characteristics of the event: variable weather, a cold swim, hilly bike course, and potentially hot run. Below is our guidance, earned through our expensive personal and coaching…

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Coaches' Tips: Coeur d'Alene

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With Ironman® Coeur d’Alene this week, athletes competing in the event are eager to learn more about the course and how to approach race day given the unique characteristics of the event: variable weather, a cold swim, hilly bike course, and potentially hot run. Below is our guidance, earned through our expensive personal and coaching…

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Long Course Coach Q&A Session #3: The 360-Degree Pedal Stroke

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Looking for info on pedal stroke technique. ½ iron athlete and have always kept an even down/up power stroke and sliding across top/bottom of the stroke. Trying to keep circles but seems something is missing. Seems that there would be a hole in the power in  the top/bottom…Any references / thoughts/ suggestions ???

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IMUSA Tri-Rally, Day 3 and Coach's Epilogue

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A few campers prepare to hit the swim before running 13+ on th run course After two hard days of training on the swim, bike and run courses with one kinda messy due to the weather, it was time for the campers to knock out a long run on the course. Others chose to swim,…

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IMUSA Tri-Rally, Day 1: Race Rehearsal

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Over 40 campers met in the parking lot of High Peaks Cyclery to conduct a race rehearsal ride on the IMUSA course, armed with Rich’s instructions and the Four Keys guidance from the night before. Rich instructed everyone to ignore everyone, especially in the first 8 miles to the Keene downhill, and ride their ride, just as they would on race day. Rich then started last, drilled it towards the front of the field, making observations and taking mental notes for his talk that evening. It was very instructive to witness the different riding styles and discipline on the course.

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TOC Camp Stage 7: LA Time Trial

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Jens, the patron saint of Work WORKS!! Theme of the Day: We can rest…FINALLY!!! Summary: We sleep in, pack the bikes, watch the TT downtown and take WAY too many pictures of pro’s and sweet bikes! The Full Run Down 6 days, over 25hrs, and nearly 400 miles of riding and we are DONE!! Time…

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IMUSA Tri-Rally 2010, Preview

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Coach Rich, and his assistant coach, a moose, deliver the Four Keys IMUSA Version to nearly 50 campers TeamEN members and fans have assembled for the Endurance Nation IMUSA Tri-Rally — a weekend of training, learning, and fun. Last year Rich and Patrick committed themselves stepping away from the traditional model of the expensive weekend…

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TOC Camp Stage 6: Palmdale to Big Bear

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Theme of the Day: “I think I may have undersold this stage…” — Coach Rich Summary: We insert ourselves into about mile 85 of Stage 6, still good enough for more than solid mileage and climbing. The campers witness the first mountain top finish in ToC history. The Full Run Down After 3 years of…

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TOC Camp Stage 5: Visalia to Bakersfield

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The riding does not suck in California Theme of the Day: Yeah, no, this stage is boring….let’s do something epically cool! Summary: Coach Rich leverages his knowledge of California’s best roads to create a custom stage — a climb through Sequoia National Forest, max elevation of 7300 feet, then a descent down the Kern River…

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