Cycling

Conquering the Climbs, Part II: Gearing

Welcome to Part II of my Conquering the Climbs series. In Part I we discussed the physics of getting up a hill more quickly. In Part II of the series we’ll discuss what the gears on your bike will, and won’t, do for your ability to get up that hill more quickly. Gearing “If I change…

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Conquering the Climbs, Part One: There is No Pixie Dust

  Spring has sprung, bikes have been unlocked from their trainers and triathletes everywhere have been begun to ride…wait for it…on the roads! And that often means hills and that often has us hearing many “I’m not a climber” comments. There are many myths and a lot of misinformation swirling around the triathlon interwebs about…

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April and Triathlon Cycling

We like our athletes to begin their OutSeason in either late October or early January. Our OutSeason is 14 weeks long and therefore our January OutSeason athletes are just now exiting their OS and beginning to transition towards training for their races this season. Since we founded Endurance Nation in 2007 we’ve seen many, many…

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Getting Your Power Back During the OutSeason®

Endurance Nation’s 2015 OutSeason® has begin, with our November OS crew having performed their initial power tests. We’re seeing several comments about “I ustacould do this and I ustahave an FTP of that.” So the natural question is: “How long / how much work will it take to get that back?” Below is based on…

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Racing a Windy Long Course Triathlon Bike Course

We’ve talked quite a bit on our race execution posts on this blog about how to ride hills in a long course triathlon, but we have done relatively little on how to execute on a windy day. And I recently returned from Ironman® Coeur d’Alene, where strong winds on the out and back section of highway…

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Lessons from Power for Riding the Long Course Bike

As coaches of a team of primarily long course triathletes, we feel that a powermeter is one of the best investments you make in your training and racing. But if that investment isn’t in the cards for you, or you have a powermeter but aren’t quite sure how to use it, we’d like to give…

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How To Tame The Hilliest Bike Course The EN Way

There Is No Such Thing as a Hard Triathlon Bike Course Technically, no, not in the truest sense of the word “hard” or when it comes to cycling. So while that course profile might seem pretty legit to you, know that there are tons of other events with harder courses, more gain, and more overall…

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