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OutSeason

Heart Rate Training Redefined, Part II: Get Out of the Weightroom!

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In Part I we introduced you to the principle that performance fitness is in the muscles, not in the cardiovascular system. Now we would like to introduce you to Return on Investment (ROI) and the Principle of Specificity, Endurance Nation’s “do-not-pass-go” concepts for the age-group athlete living and working in the real world. Name:   Email:…

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Another Reason Against Year-Round Swimming (Plus A Challenge!)

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It’s pretty well-known by now that Endurance Nation recommends that you don’t swim during out OutSeason® training cycle. That means for a grand total of five months, our athletes aren’t swimming a single stroke. This approach has generated a lot of buzz, mostly negative, that how we train is in someway incomplete. After all, what’s a triathlon training plan without swimming in it? The Long Answer: It’s an incredibly focused approach to building the required bike and run fitness that will carry you through a personal best on race day. The Short Answer: Re-Learning how to swim is better than constantly swimming and making tweaks.

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Triathlon Coaching PSA #132: No Winter Swimming

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If you are like me, you don’t like to wait. We live in an on-demand world, and nowhere is this more true than in the realm of our performance, where we seek out incremental speed gains by dropping cash on wheels and carbon widgets. If you are planning on being faster next season, and are ready to do the work to get there, here’s the single best tip we can give you this winter: Stop Swimming.

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Cash for Clunkers Training Plan Trade-In: UPDATE

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t’s been less than a month since we announced our “Cash for Clunkers” training plan trade-in program and we wanted to give you an update: We have paid over $4,000 so triathletes don’t have to train with their old, clunker training plans!

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The OutSeason® and Season Planning Case Studies

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Since bringing on board our latest crew of 100+ members and now with the launch of our OutSeason® training plan sales, we’ve been fielding a LOT of season planning questions and discussions. Here are four case studies to help you manage your triathlon season the EN way.

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EN OutSeason vs Old Skool Offseason

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It’s Fall and time for another annual rewrite of our OutSeason® training plans. It’s also the season of the recycled, paraphrased training advice that appears in the tri mags year after year as Coaches try to catch your attention— by telling you the same advice that everyone else is telling you, apparently. We do things…

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The Off Season and the Self-Coached Athlete, Part II: The Time Investment Manager

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by Rich Strauss, Endurance Nation In Part I we discussed your role as The Coach. As a typical triathlete, this is the role you’re likely most familiar with, as you search for the latest and greatest training secrets to make you faster. But as your self-coaching instructor, I want you to take a step back…

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