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Age Group Triathlon Training & Team Updates from Across the Globe!

  

TOC Camp Stage 4: San Jose to Modesto

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EN ToC is met by members of the EN NorCal Sleeper Cell Theme of the Day: The Team that is Endurance Nation comes together to…

TOC Camp Stage 3: San Francisco to Santa Cruz

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Dr. Kitima before Stage 1 with her emergency med supplies…a foreshadowing of the events of Stage 3 Theme of the Day: Murphy Comes a Knockin’,…

When To Go Big With Your Triathlon Running

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In a previous post outlining how we recommend building run fitness across a triathlon season by emphasizing the importance of building fast over far. [link:A Season of Triathlon Running Fitness] If you read that article, then you learned about the hidden cost of volume, velocity vs volume, and the importance of benchmarking. Or perhaps you have reviewed our online training manual (free, here) and seen how we build a season.

TOC Camp Stage 2: Davis to Santa Rosa

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Theme of the Day: Does it always rain here?!! Summary: Campers ride in a drizel all day, climb Mt. Howell, a serious KOM, and are…

Finding Your Triathlon DNA

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Triathlon is an incredibly socially-motivated sport. The values and input of our peers play a significant role in terms of how we as triathletes train and race…almost to a fault. There’s nothing wrong with trying to keep up with Mr. or Mrs. Jones, but if you are going to be a successful triathlete, you’ll need to find your own path.

Long Course Coach Q & A Session #2: Adding A Big Triathlon Week into a Half Ironman plan

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Any advice appreciated. Managed to snag week in majorca, have bike but wifi in hotel screwed, hence email from phone. Can’t access training plan + want to adapt it – on wk8 of 12 adv Half Iron plan – l raced a HIM on sunday, lost 2 days traveling, just done 1 hour wetsuit sea swim (resort on beach) – have good running plus great riding scope. Within 5 miles of a 4 mile climb (never get this at home!), can ride lumpy, mountain or flat terrain here – roadie heaven!!

Long Course Coach Q & A Session #1

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We get email and Twitter questions regarding our training plans all the time. We strive to answer each one, and it occurred to us that maybe sharing this information could be good for other self-coached triathletes out there. Enjoy!

TOC Camp Stage 1: Nevada City to Sacramento

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We left the city of Grass Valley at about 8am, off to find the KOM on the other side of Auburn and then “cruise” downhill to just outside Sacramento. What looked like a simple stage turned out to be quite difficult…but we all made the most of it and had fun despite the pain!

Pre Long Course Swimming: Get Fixed before you Get Wet

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One of the big changes for the 2010 Ironman season is that there are no more official open water sponsored swims in the mornings before the race. Triathletes will be on their own to get in some swimming before the race. On one hand, the swim is really the least important part of your day. It’s really the price of admission to the rest of the race: it’s the shortest leg time-wise, it’s the shortest leg distance-wise. But all that said, if you measure the stress levels associated with the different legs of an Ironman Triathlon, the swim would probably rank the highest.

Preview: Endurance Nation Tour of California

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Now that IMSG is in the can, we turn our attention to our next team event: our Tour of California training camp! Like the swallows to Capistrano, every year TeamEN athletes assemble themselves at EN West Coast HQ for this camp, our signature “Epically Cool Training Experience.” This year, 17 Team EN members will ride Stages 1-6 of the Tour of California, just hours ahead of the race.