Training

Long Course Coach Q & A Session #1

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We get email and Twitter questions regarding our training plans all the time. We strive to answer each one, and it occurred to us that maybe sharing this information could be good for other self-coached triathletes out there. Enjoy!

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Pre Long Course Swimming: Get Fixed before you Get Wet

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One of the big changes for the 2010 Ironman season is that there are no more official open water sponsored swims in the mornings before the race. Triathletes will be on their own to get in some swimming before the race. On one hand, the swim is really the least important part of your day. It’s really the price of admission to the rest of the race: it’s the shortest leg time-wise, it’s the shortest leg distance-wise. But all that said, if you measure the stress levels associated with the different legs of an Ironman Triathlon, the swim would probably rank the highest.

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Preview: Endurance Nation Tour of California

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Now that IMSG is in the can, we turn our attention to our next team event: our Tour of California training camp! Like the swallows to Capistrano, every year TeamEN athletes assemble themselves at EN West Coast HQ for this camp, our signature “Epically Cool Training Experience.” This year, 17 Team EN members will ride Stages 1-6 of the Tour of California, just hours ahead of the race.

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How to Taper with Intent

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As the early big races of the season are approaching, it’s time to once again consider perhaps the hardest part of your training: the taper. While almost every triathlete has heard of tapering, very few actually get it right. This article has two goals: to help you understand your personal needs and cues for tapering based on your event, and to give you active steps you can take to implement your taper.

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Running a Faster Long Course Marathon, Part III: Running More Efficiently

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Let’s talk about going faster with less effort…but first…a disclaimer: The topic of running efficiency is a currently a hot one. Google “Pose Method, “Chi Running,” “barefoot running,” “Born to Run,” “Newton shoes,” etc and you’ll be led to books, articles, links and studies espousing this, that and the other theory about how to run…

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A Season of Triathlon Running Fitness

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The run portion of a triathlon has the highest risk/reward ratio on race day. Go out too hard, even slightly, and you risk a sub-par finish. Run training is really no different; if you are going to get injured or burned out, it’s most likely going to be because of the run.

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A Season of Triathlon Running Fitness

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The run portion of a triathlon has the highest risk/reward ratio on race day. Go out too hard, even slightly, and you risk a sub-par finish. Run training is really no different; if you are going to get injured or burned out, it’s most likely going to be because of the run.

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Four Keys Talk in Atlanta, GA, April 10th

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Endurance Nation presents the Four Keys of Race ExecutionTalk. Rich Strauss, head coach and founder of Endurance Nation, will share with you the race day execution tips and mental strategies that have created PR performances for thousands of athletes. Rich has delivered this talk, live, to over 1500 athletes at Ironman® venues since 2003. The…

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Beginner Long Course & Open House

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Everyone Starts Somewhere! Endurance Nation is a fantastic place for Beginner Triathletes to learn the Ironman® and 70.3® ropes for many reasons. We have a culture of support and learning, and a repository of “lessons-learned” built over years of triathlon training and racing. We have a mentor program. We have written, audio, and video resources…

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Your Next Triathlon Camp is FREE

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After years of hosting triathlon training camps across the US, and serving well over 500 triathletes, Endurance Nation is taking our camps to the next level. We are pleased to present you with the Triathlon Rally, a brand new triathlon training experience with all of the cool stuff and none of the cost. It’s time…

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