Training

Running a Faster Long Course Marathon, Part II: Running Faster

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Let’s begin by breaking the topic down into two major components: Running Potential and Running Success. Running Potential: “What CAN I run on race day, given current fitness, training, etc?” The best predictor of Running Potential on race day is your VDot score. Running Success: “Given my running potential, what WILL I run on race…

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Couer d'Alene Racing Tip Sheet & Plan Sale

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You have T-minus 12 weeks until race day! But don’t panic, Endurance Nation is here to help! We’ve created the ultimate Ironman CDA training package designed to prepare you physically and mentally for your race. Purchasing an Ironman CDA Training Plan allows you to tap into the collective Endurance Nation experience, knowledge and race-weekend mojo.

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Running a Faster Long Course Marathon, Part I: Introduction

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Coach Rich at Coeur d’Alene'08 The Ironman® run course is where PR hopes and dreams go to die a painful death. The course is littered with the bodies of very fit people who’ve done all the right training, or so they think, but who slow down dramatically on the run. In our opinion, traditional Ironman®…

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Racing in a Box

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My Ironman® St George review has received a lot of comments, emails and posts on the net…from a lot of scared people, frankly! I’d like to take a few moments to get your mind right about this race, and about Ironman® racing in general. The Triathlon World’s Perspective/Advice on Racing: You spend months and months…

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Train Different

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There is only one thing can think of that’s worse than training the same way, year after year. That would be doing the same training over and over again…but hoping for different results.

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Top Ten Triathlon Tips for Women (and Open House Announcement)

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#1: Nutrition is key. Plan, pack and prepare your foods in advance. On your grocery , set aside some time to wash, chop and bag fruits, veggies and prepare basic meals for the week. Chopped up veggies can become salad fixings, a healthy on the go snack or be incorporated with meat for a quick…

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Half Ironman Race Rehearsals?

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Question: What are the considerations for a Half Ironman® race rehearsal? Rich Strauss: All of our long course training plans include two race rehearsal workouts, roughly at 6 and 3 weeks out from your race. These are, without a doubt, the most important individual training session in your schedule. You want to get these right,…

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Value in Easy Workouts?

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Doing less, or nothing at all, is most often the RIGHT thing to do. Question: If the prescribed intensity of a workout is just not happening, should I just go easy? Rich Strauss: Rather than going easy, don’t be afraid to just pull the plug, take a day off and not do anything, especially on…

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Coach Rich St. George Scouting Report

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I spent this past weekend on the St. George course, training and recon-ing the event with some TeamEN athletes. Well worth the long drive from LA to meet and connect with our athletes in what is, hands down, my favorite part of the country. We covered all of the bike course on Friday and ran…

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Lake Placid Racing Tip Sheet & Plan Sale

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Bike Smart…Run Happy! Attention Lake Placid Athletes — You have T-minus 21 weeks until race day! But don’t panic, Endurance Nation is here to help! We’ve created the ultimate Ironman® USA training package designed to prepare you physically and mentally for your race. Purchasing an Ironman® USA Training Plan allows you to tap into the…

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