Training

Three Technique Cues to Improve Your Triathlon Swimming

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I like to think of swimming technique as being comprised of three broad categories: Horizontal Body Position: think of your body as a horizontal tube moving through the water. You want this tube to be long and with the smallest diameter possible, ie, punching a very small hole through the water with nothing sticking out…

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Five Triathlon Season Planning Tips from Endurance Nation

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I’m the “Season Planning Coach” on the team, responsible for outlining the training of our athletes depending on the flow of their races across the year. As such, I’m frequently mentoring our athletes on proper selection of races and giving them a macro view of their race calendar. Below are my tips for you, to…

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Top 5 Articles of 2015

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  As 2015 is in our rear view mirror and 2016 is full of exciting promises, it is only natural to reflect. It has been an honor to provide the endurance community with new in sites, articles and tips on how to become a better athlete, for that, we thank you! Here is our Top…

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Improving Body Composition in the OutSeason and Beyond

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The significant directive of our reworking of the OutSeason training plan to create the OutSeason/Run Durability training plan was to bring the best practices of our top athletes more into the mainstream of the greater Endurance Nation community. That is, we want everyone on the team to consider adopting the mindset and focus on small…

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Getting Started (Again) — Six Ways To Make Sure This Time Your Training Sticks

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The hardest part about training is simply making it stick. By making it “stick,” I mean actually staying consistent. Looking at the most successful athletes in endurance sports, you will see a history of quality consistent training.

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Training Plan Sale: Save 20% on NEW 2016 OutSeason Training Plans

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Since 2005, OutSeason training has been at the core of the breakthrough triathlon performances we help our athletes achieve: After a brief transition period at the end of their season, TeamEN athletes turn towards making themselves faster 5k, 10, or half marathon runners and 40k time trial cyclists. We do this through relatively low volume, high…

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Coach Patrick’s October Recap / November Planning for 2016

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What Time Will the Clock Say in 2016?! I have to be honest and say that this is my favorite time of the year. 🙂 I am adamant about taking two weeks off from total exercise at the end of every season. It’s all too easy to get back into training when my body is…

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Coach Rich – What I Learned During the 2015 Triathlon Season

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This post was originally written internally for our members. I’m sharing it with the rest of the triathlon world, to give some insights. Enjoy! ++++++++ Ironman Chattanooga is in the books, leaving just Kona on the ’15 race calendar, with regards to how RnP like to divide up our planning year. That is, we’ve historically…

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2016 OutSeason and the Evolution of Endurance Nation

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Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann, the Endurance Nation coaches, feel that the 2015 racing season was a watershed year for them, as both athletes and coaches. They learn just as much from watching their athletes as they do from their own training and racing…the combination of these two elements is a large part of what makes…

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Coach Patrick — What I Learned During the 2015 Triathlon Season

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The end of another year is a great chance to review all of our lessons learned…what worked, and what didn’t. As a coach and athlete, I pretty much test all manner of new training protocols on myself before recommenting them to our Endurance Nation athletes. The process of self-improvement is a large part of what…

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