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Year End Sale — 50% Off Coach Patrick's Guides!

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So, I’ll GIVE instead of TAKING this year. Use the code Holiday50 to save 50% off of any one of my training guides. I have written books on how to train for triathlon, how to prepare for your best marathon and how to build the ultimate training lifestyle.

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How To: Adding A Last Minute Ironman to Your Season

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We get really good questions every week from you, our loyal audience. Some are really personal, others are really crazy, but most are applicable to the greater tri space. Instead of emailing just you back, in true EN spirit we’ll be sharing some of our responses so the at-large triathlon community can benefit. After all,…

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The Ironman Tweak

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I am often asked about the proper Ironman® Taper. In fact, I think I just saw another post about it on the USAT coaches listserv. People want to know how much to decrease their training, where to continue working to stay sharp, etc. And they want a formula, some kind of random Xhours times Yeffort…

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Nailing Your Long Course Race Triathlon Taper

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With Ironman® USA around the corner, and customary race execution focus in full effect, it’s time to dig back into the EN archives for more info on tapering. We have one podcast for your listening pleasure…so back away from the ledge, put down that triple espresso and tune into what’s going on right now with…

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Endurance Nation Ironman Racing System, Part II: Racing with Power

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Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann introduce and discuss their system for preparing for and executing the Iron distance bike leg with a powermeter. The text below is an introduction. Please read and then listen to the podcast. Be sure to also visit the Endurance Nation Podcast Channel to browse our library of…

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Power Zones for Long Course Training

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Question: what power zones/levels should I be targeting during my Ironman® training? Rich Strauss: The power training world speaks the power language described by Coggan and Allen in “Training with Power,” the WKO+ software, etc. This is based on Functional Threshold Power (FTP), or your average watts for a 60′ time trial effort. Training and…

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Training with Power Series: What is Training with Power

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Endurance Nation is a virtual triathlon team for long course athletes. Experiencing  phenomenal growth in 2008, from 0 to 400 athletes, Endurance Nation has also become known as THE place for power-training and racing triathletes. About 70% of Endurance Nation athletes train and race with power. The coaches and founders of Endurance Nation, Rich Strauss…

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Training with Power Series: What is Training with Power

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Endurance Nation is a virtual triathlon team for long course athletes. Experiencing  phenomenal growth in 2008, from 0 to 400 athletes, Endurance Nation has also become known as THE place for power-training and racing triathletes. About 70% of Endurance Nation athletes train and race with power. The coaches and founders of Endurance Nation, Rich Strauss…

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Off-Season Guidance

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Now is often the time of year when athletes begin planning their training time in preparation for next season’s goals. Motivation levels may be running low, with many athletes experiencing mental fatigue after a long season of focused training. Or motivation may be high, as athletes have seen a glimpse of what can be possible…

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Improving Your Swim Technique

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I’ve got news for you. The former swimmers in the triathlon community are sandbagging. We have formed a conspiracy to keep swim splits ridiculously slow, compared to what we could do “back in the day.” We can do this because we have a stroke and you don’t. If you guys spent as much money improving…

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