Season Planning

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Why You Don’t Run As Much As You Think, and How to Fix It

One of the biggest issues that endurance athletes face is overreaching. Simply doing too much has the potential for devastating consequences. This is something that everyone knows, but not everyone does. It is a lesson that takes years to learn and is usually a path wrought with injury and setback. But it doesn’t have to…

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What is it like to train indoors and race outdoors?

Ian Kurth 2017 IMMT Race Report Training indoors racing outdoors   Training lead up Overall, I effectively doubled down on last year’s experiment of leveraging indoor swimming, cycling and running in various ways to achieve a training effect within my personal and professional time constraints. This means spending plenty of time in the pain cave…

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The EN Way: Set a Goal, Work the Process, and Be Accountable

Similar to achieving any lofty goal in any area of your life, reaching your triathlon potential requires you to: Set Both Big and Enabling Goals What exactly do you want to achieve on race day and, more importantly, what critical metrics, or enabling goals, do you need to hit beforehand to enable the achievement of…

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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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Triathletes: Stop Base Training

“Base Training” is a common theme in the triathlon world, especially in the November through about March time frame. This is how the season of most triathletes shakes out: After their final races of the year, triathletes often take a significant time away from training, losing a great deal of that end-of-season fitness. Improving or…

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Five Triathlon Season Planning Tips from Endurance Nation

I’m the “Season Planning Coach” on the team, responsible for outlining the training of our athletes depending on the flow of their races across the year. As such, I’m frequently mentoring our athletes on proper selection of races and giving them a macro view of their race calendar. Below are my tips for you, to…

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Start Your New Season Right… By Resting

One of the biggest challenges that endurance athletes face every year has many different names: burnout, fatigue, meltdown, breakdown, etc. Call it what you want, the challenge remains the same. A successful season is defined as your ability to maintain or slightly increase your training load over time. But if your mind and body are fighting you?

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Patience & Discipline: How To Set Expectations for Performance as a Self-Coached Triathlete [Part 3 of 4]

Season Planning Part 3/4: Critical Performance Components Part Three: Critical Performance Components Not the Reading Type? Watch the YouTube Video here.  Looking for Part Two? Click here. Critical Performance Components (CPCs) are the building blocks of your season. As an Endurance Nation athlete, many of these are already accounted for within the context of your…

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