Cycling

Lessons from Power for Riding the Long Course Bike

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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

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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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Long Course Bike: It's Not About The Gain

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It’s Not About the Gain It’s common for Ironman® athletes to “shop a bike course,” searching out information on the relative difficulty of bike courses and usually focusing on the total elevation gain. However, in our experience, elevation gain doesn’t tell the complete story about the relative difficulty of Ironman® bike courses. Rather, the primary…

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The Value of Power for the Triathlete

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Use a powermeter to build a bigger engine, and more power, on the bike! With three sports to train and race, triathletes are assaulted from three directions with the question “where should I invest my limited time and money to achieve the best return on race day?” We feel that a powermeter is an excellent investment…

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FREE TRAINING PLAN — 8 Week Bike Focus

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  We coach our team of over 800 triathletes via a suite of over 30 training plans. While we make most of these training plans available to the general public in our Store, we have a handful of special purpose, members-only, special-sauce training plans that we do not release to the public…until now! For a…

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The Triathlon Execution Magic of Riding Steady, Part 2: Training vs Racing

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Steady wins the race! In Part 1 we introduced you to the concept of “riding steady.” In Part 2 we discuss the application of this to your triathlon training and racing. Steady: Racing vs Training Now, our discussion of Steady in Part 1 is a style of riding the bike, just as drilling it up…

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The Triathlon Execution Magic of Riding Steady, Part I: What is Steady?

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  Steady wins the race! As our members, training plan customers, and readers swap their training hats for their pointy racey-racey hats,  leaving their trainers behind to test their fitness on the road in preparation for their races, we see a lot of discussion about riding steady, I can’t ride steady, OMG HTF am I…

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On Descending Quickly

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I’ve been riding motorcycles for 26 years and cycling for 12 years. I loves me some two wheeled fun and, like most things in life, the more you know about a skill the more fun it becomes. Descending skills are sorely lacking in most triathletes so the intent of this post is to bring you…

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Return on Investment Series, Part 3: The Bike

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Coach Rich at Ironman® Wisconsin In Part I we introduced you to our Return on Investment (ROI) training approach. In Part II we applied this tool to the swim. In this installment we turn to the bike, providing you with: A simple tool to become a much faster cyclist with a minimum of time investment.…

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Project Armstrong: Predicting the Effect of Lance's Return to Triathlon

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Unless you live under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard by now that Lance Armstrong had a successful return to long course triathlon this past weekend. He raced Panama 70.3® and he earned a second-place finish. It was a challenging bike course and extremely hot conditions. He rode within himself and was within the leading group,…

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