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OutSeason

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Twenty Winter Triathlon Training Do’s and Don’ts

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TeamEN at the 2014 Ironman World Championships DON’T Have an OffSeason In our experience and observation, once you give yourself permission to be “off,” this starts a cascade of counterproductive effects that will significantly impact your performance next season. Specifically, having an OffSeason gives you explicit permission to tear down many of the gains you’ve…

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Build Your Best Next Triathon Season on the Base of Your Current Season

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First, I’m the “Season Planning Coach” here inside Endurance Nation — TeamEN athletes give me their race schedule, or ask me for race planning advice to meet their season goals. I then create for them a Triathlon Season RoadMap, detailing for them how I want them to stack our training plans across their season, given…

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A Treadmill Love Story, Or Why (and How!) Triathletes Should Embrace the Treadmill in the OutSeason

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Despite its shortcomings, the treadmill is a fascinating triathlon training tool. Nowhere is this more true than during the OutSeason, when your training is super focused.

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Watts per Kilo, and Koach Dick’s Watts Per Kilo Klub

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The OutSeason® is a great time for our athletes to have fun while training, and that comes from an understanding of how watts per kilo affects their output.

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Resist the Siren Call of Epic Winter Events

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In recent years, we’ve seen the Age Group Triathlete’s calendar become filled with more and more opportunities for “epic winter training/racing events” – high volume run challenges, high volume cycling challenges, Goofy Challenges, and many more. As endurance coaches and athletes ourselves, we certainly understand the commitment to a fitness lifestyle — build your fitness…

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Objectify Your Training: A New Perspective on The Triathlon OutSeason® [Video]

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Whenever possible we encourage our athletes to add the objective intensity metrics of power and pace to the more common metrics of Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and heart rate. Why Objective Metrics? We encourage our athletes to develop the following perspective on fitness, training, and work: “Fitness” is your body’s ability to perform work,…

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Why You’ll Never Succeed By Taking Time "Off" Each Year: OUTseason vs. OFFSeason

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Type A Triathletes Don’t Want Down Time What is “time off’ for the Type A triathlete after a long, arduous season with several key races and many other training events? Many will “relax” by doing a Marathon (or four, on back-to-back-to-back-to-back days!); or maybe they will compete in some kind of 24-hour run relay (Reach…

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When To Start Triathlon OutSeason® Training

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It’s that time of year again, as athletes end their current season and begin to plan their training and racing for next season. Inside the team we are now fielding many season planning questions and the Big One is: Question: “Given my race schedule for next season, when should I start my OutSeason® Training Plan?”…

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Why Swimming Year-Round Can Be Hazardous To Your A Race

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Swimming holds a unique space in triathlon. It’s the shortest of all three distances on race day, yet it often holds the highest level of stress. From our perspective as coaches, swimming is also the most costly training activity you can engage in. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you implement a swimming ban in…

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