Cycling

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,ย  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 Ironmanยฎ 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 70.3ยฎ 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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Six Secrets of the Long Course Bike Revealed

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In our experience, if you’re going to booger months and months of training and ruin your race, you’re going to do it on the bike leg. Below are our tips for riding the optimum Ironman bike leg…plust be sure to read to the end for a bonus link to download our Bike Fit eBook, released from the EN Content Archives!

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Over-Acheiving on Cycling Intervals

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At this time, December 2010, nearly all of our 500 athletes are training inside the Team with our OutSeasonยฎ training plan. They have grouped themselves into October, November, December, and January OutSeasonยฎ groups, and have begun to share workout results and notes with each other. This is a great motivational and accountability tool, and is…

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Long Course Coach Q&A Session #3: The 360-Degree Pedal Stroke

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Looking for info on pedal stroke technique. ยฝ iron athlete and have always kept an even down/up power stroke and sliding across top/bottom of the stroke. Trying to keep circles but seems something is missing. Seems that there would be a hole in the power inย  the top/bottomโ€ฆAny references / thoughts/ suggestions ???

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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!

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Power Clinic Questions

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I recently did a presentation about Training and Racing Power at the TriFitLab run by TTBikeFit.com It was a good presentation (I’ve done better), but what always interests me is not what I do or whom I’m speaking with but the questions that come from the audience. Instead of leaving those answers information at the clinic with the 35 folks who attended, I want to post answers here in a space where everyone can learn from them.

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Endurance Nation Volume Strategy, Part II: The Big Bike Week

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In Part One of this series, we covered the overall benefits of adding volume to your endurance training regime and how to implement this volume in such a way that would allow you, the age group triathlete, to maintain a work/life/family/training balance, aka a Big Volume Week. In this second installment of the series, we…

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