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Racing a Windy Triathlon Bike Course

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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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Three Considerations for Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Riding; Now with Bonus Tip!

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Spring has sprung, the ice has melted and it’s time to unlock your bike from the trainer, toss a leg over it and RIDE outside in the sun! But before you do that, let’s talk about some considerations for making the transition from indoor to outdoor riding. You have more endurance than you think you…

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Three Insider Tips for Racing Lake Placid

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Lake Placid is one of the crown jewels of the North American Ironman® circuit. It has something for everyone, from a great course to race on to a beautiful backdrop for your friends and family to enjoy their trip as well. But it’s still an Ironman, and it’s still going to try and put the…

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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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Three Considerations for Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Riding

150 150 Rich Strauss

Spring has sprung, the ice has melted and it’s time to unlock your bike from the trainer, toss a leg over it and RIDE outside in the sun! But before you do that, let’s talk about some considerations for making the transition from indoor to outdoor riding. You have more endurance than you think you…

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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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How I Hacked Into The DI2 on My P5 to Make It Better

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Note: This is a guest post from one of our Members, John Withrow. This is a sample of the great resources and content our members provide one another in addition to the coaching, training plans and race day support and resources. Enjoy!   I recently got a P5 with Di2.  The brakes are Magura Hydraulic…

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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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