Training

Seven Swimming Technique Keys Revealed

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You’re a triathlete — fit, strong and lean. You’ve been swimming 3- to 5-times a week, racking up the yards. You’re getting fitter and faster…you’re psyched. Then one day you have a scheduling conflict and drop in on the evening Masters with the age group kids next to you…and you’re getting smoked by 12-year-old kids.…

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FREE TRAINING PLAN — 8 Week Bike Focus

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  We coach our team of over 800 triathletes via a suite of over 30 training plans. While we make most of these training plans available to the general public in our Store, we have a handful of special purpose, members-only, special-sauce training plans that we do not release to the public…until now! For a…

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2013 OutSeason® Training Plan Sale — October 29th through November 30th

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We have completed our final edits based on member / athlete feedback and will release our 2013 OutSeason® training plans to public on October 29th. [box] 2013 OutSeason® Training Plans $99 for 14wks of training — only $7/week! Sale ends at midnight, November 30th [/box] Ninth Generation of Improvement 2013 will be our ninth generation of…

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Heart Rate Training Redefined, Part I — Fitness is in the Muscles

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We focus exclusively on age-group triathlon training that leads to measurable, quantifiable results. At the foundation of our approach to training is the idea that fitness is in the muscles, not the cardiovascular system. In other words, running with a higher heart rate doesn’t make you faster, it just means you have a higher heart…

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The Triathlon TriFecta Balance

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Meredith Atwood of SwimBikeMom.com Most of the time when I tell people that I’m a wife and a mother, they smile. Then I say I’m a lawyer, and I will see a mild grimace pass across their faces. Finally, when I mention that I love triathlon, I see a horror-stricken expression, which is inevitably followed…

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Six Tips for Scheduling Your Triathlon Season Like a Grizzled Veteran

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Grizzled Triathlon Vet (actual Grizzly Bear and awesome beard not included)   In my last post I shared with you Four Tips for Achieving Longevity in Long Course Triathlon…but I left you hangin’ on the fourth — how to schedule your triathlon season like a grizzled vet of the endurance fitness lifestyle! Below are the…

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New Triathlon Training and Coaching Tools for 2013

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Endurance Nation trains age-group triathletes looking to excel at triathlon. You have a job, a family and lots of stuff going on…and you want to be a triathlete too. We can help. Our time-efficient methodology and focus on quality over quantity means less training hours without sacrificing speed. Over the last five years we have…

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The Life Cycle of the Age Group Ironman Athlete

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Coach Rich at Ironman® Wisconsin 2011 As we begin to close out 2012 and look towards 2013, you may have registered for your 1st, 2nd, and 22nd Ironman. If that’s the case, we’d like to share with you some observations we’ve made about the typical “Ironman® Lifecycle,” so you can know what to expect as…

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Endurance Nation and the 2013 Long Course Triathlon Season

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Coach Patrick McCrann at Ironman® Kona   Endurance Nation trains age-group triathletes looking to excel at triathlon. You have a job, a family and lots of stuff going on…and you want to be a triathlete — we can help. Our time-efficient methodology and focus on quality over quantity means less training hours without sacrificing speed.…

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Are You Ready to "Step Up" from a Half to a Full Ironman?

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Endurance Nation at Ironman® Lake Placid Many triathletes find themselves pulled inexorably up the distance continuum, from sprint, to Olympic, to half Ironman, to a full Ironman® distance triathlon. Training for and racing a 140.6 mile adventure is a significant undertaking, no doubt. Before you make that commitment, we’d like to answer a few common…

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