Training

Watts per Kilo, and Koach Dick’s Watts Per Kilo Klub

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The OutSeason® is a great time for our athletes to have fun while training, and that comes from an understanding of how watts per kilo affects their output.

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Resist the Siren Call of Epic Winter Events

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In recent years, we’ve seen the Age Group Triathlete’s calendar become filled with more and more opportunities for “epic winter training/racing events” – high volume run challenges, high volume cycling challenges, Goofy Challenges, and many more. As endurance coaches and athletes ourselves, we certainly understand the commitment to a fitness lifestyle — build your fitness…

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Objectify Your Training: A New Perspective on The Triathlon OutSeason® [Video]

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Whenever possible we encourage our athletes to add the objective intensity metrics of power and pace to the more common metrics of Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and heart rate. Why Objective Metrics? We encourage our athletes to develop the following perspective on fitness, training, and work: “Fitness” is your body’s ability to perform work,…

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Why You’ll Never Succeed By Taking Time "Off" Each Year: OUTseason vs. OFFSeason

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Type A Triathletes Don’t Want Down Time What is “time off’ for the Type A triathlete after a long, arduous season with several key races and many other training events? Many will “relax” by doing a Marathon (or four, on back-to-back-to-back-to-back days!); or maybe they will compete in some kind of 24-hour run relay (Reach…

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When To Start Triathlon OutSeason® Training

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It’s that time of year again, as athletes end their current season and begin to plan their training and racing for next season. Inside the team we are now fielding many season planning questions and the Big One is: Question: “Given my race schedule for next season, when should I start my OutSeason® Training Plan?”…

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Why Swimming Year-Round Can Be Hazardous To Your A Race

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Swimming holds a unique space in triathlon. It’s the shortest of all three distances on race day, yet it often holds the highest level of stress. From our perspective as coaches, swimming is also the most costly training activity you can engage in. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you implement a swimming ban in…

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Triathlon Season Planning: How EN preps you for Texas

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When you become a team member with TeamEN, you immediately become a part of the team. With that membership comes a wealth of information for carrying out your Ironman® triathlon training. We want you to understand why joining TeamEN is the best thing you can do for your triathlon performance, and how Coaches Rich and…

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Triathlon Race Preparation Tips: How to master race-specific training

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Team Endurance Nation is deep into the race season and hard at work in the Race Preparation Phase of their training. The Race Prep phase of all of our training plans is 10 to 12 weeks. During this period, training becomes much more race specific on a number of levels. Below are our thoughts, notes,…

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Three Considerations for Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Riding

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Spring has sprung, the ice has melted and it’s time to unlock your bike from the trainer, toss a leg over it and RIDE outside in the sun! But before you do that, let’s talk about some considerations for making the transition from indoor to outdoor riding. You have more endurance than you think you…

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