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JV to Varsity Ironman

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This summer I’ve coached a solid 12 to 14 athletes to Coeur d’Alene and IMLP. I’ve been with several of these folks for multiple seasons and for the others this was the conclusion of our first season together. It has been great to be a part of their evolution across one season, often to their…

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Triathlete Volume Strategy III: The Big Triathlon Week

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Ed Note: This three part series will look at how age group triathletes can build in volume to reap the benefits of going longer without compromising their current training cycles. This is Part 3 of 3. In Part One of this series, we covered the overall benefits of adding volume to your endurance training regime…

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Big Training Weeks

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Two Types of Big Weeks There are two types of Big Weeks, and they are implemented according to a schedule. The first Big Week is single sport specific – cycling only please. The second week has a more multisport focus, with your hitting bigger volumes across all three sports (and for total hours as well).…

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Tour of California 2009: Lessons Learned

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Every February, Endurance Nation holds a Tour of California camp, a seven-day cycling adventure. The camp rides nearly every stage of the Tour, leaving 2-3 hours ahead of the pro peloton each day as it rides a wide variety of terrain and stages from NorCal to SoCal. Every year we are reminded of the following…

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Five Keys of Triathlon Coaching, Part III: TeamEN vs Traditional Triathlon Coaching Approaches

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In Part I we introduced you to the Five Keys of Triathlon Coaching, and discussed one through four. In Part II we discussed Key 5, lactate threshold training. Finally, in Part III, we summarize how the β€œTeamEN Way” is different from how you’ve probably been accustomed to thinking about triathlon coaching. Let’s start by reviewing…

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Five Keys of Triathlon Coaching, Part II: Lactate Threshold

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In Part I we introduced you to our Five Keys of Triathlon Coaching and discussed one through four. To review, the Five Keys of Triathlon Coaching are: Real World Volume Maximize Return on Time Invested Fitness = Ability to Perform More Work Intensity = Most Flexible Tool to Manipulate Training Load The Best Predictor of…

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