Training

Keeping Watts, or Effort, Down on Steep Hills

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We are deep in the Ironman® season and that means IMUSA, Louisville, and Wisconsin. Many athletes pre-ride these courses, to see what they are in for on race day, and more than a few times we receive this comment in the forum: “So…I rode the IMXX bike course this weekend. Per your power/heart rate guidance,…

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Coaches’ Tips: Lake Placid 2010

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Having raced the course 5 times, with a PR of 10:01, and conducted 6 camps in Lake Placid, Patrick knows IMUSA inside and out. These are his tips for you: Is there really a cable under the water for the swim? Absolutely. Experience across hundreds of athletes has shown that IMUSA will most likely be…

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Training with Power, Now Available for All Triathletes

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photo credit: mitsukuni Ed Note: This post is about the broader concept of training with power, and doesn’t include specifics on the application of power to triathlon training. If you’d like to learn more about how we have pushed the limits of powermeters in the triathlon space, you can either purchase the second edition of…

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Coaches' Tips: Coeur d'Alene

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With Ironman® Coeur d’Alene this week, athletes competing in the event are eager to learn more about the course and how to approach race day given the unique characteristics of the event: variable weather, a cold swim, hilly bike course, and potentially hot run. Below is our guidance, earned through our expensive personal and coaching…

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Coaches’ Tips: Coeur d’Alene

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With Ironman® Coeur d’Alene this week, athletes competing in the event are eager to learn more about the course and how to approach race day given the unique characteristics of the event: variable weather, a cold swim, hilly bike course, and potentially hot run. Below is our guidance, earned through our expensive personal and coaching…

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Tour of California, 2010: Coach's Epilogue

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This is what it's all about The Endurance Nation Tour of California is four years old. Endurance Nation itself will mark it’s three year anniversary at Ironman® Couer d’Alene, born over coffee, beers, and brainstorming between Patrick and me in 2007. The two have grown together to become two very, very cool halves of the…

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TOC Camp Stage 6: Palmdale to Big Bear

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Theme of the Day: “I think I may have undersold this stage…” — Coach Rich Summary: We insert ourselves into about mile 85 of Stage 6, still good enough for more than solid mileage and climbing. The campers witness the first mountain top finish in ToC history. The Full Run Down After 3 years of…

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Four Keys of Race Execution

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It’s June of 2010, and it’s time to mark the 2.5 year anniversary of our ground-breaking race execution guidance. What started as an article after Ironman Florida in 2007 has now evolved into a true movement. Ironman and Half Iron triathletes of all ability levels are taking advantage of our proven race guidance achieving incredible results!

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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.

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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.

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