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Easy is the New Hard: How to Manage Your Effort in your Next Ironman or 70.3

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Road Goes Up…Road Comes Down — Switzerland Mountain Road by www.calliflower.com There are very few triathlon bike courses that are really truly difficult. I mean, like evil difficult…as though the race director is out to punish you. But that doesnโ€™t stop the average triathlete from making most courses harder than they were intended to be.…

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Blue Ridge Parkway Day Two Overview

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ย Blue Ridge Parkway Camp: Day Two Start   Today was the redux of yesterday’s 104-mile journey: Front Royal to RockFish Gap. Totals today included over 10,000 feet of gain, putting the two day total just shy of 20,000 feet of climbing.           The ride started off innocently enough, with clear skies…

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Blue Ridge Parkway Day One Overview

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An Ominous Start to Day One! Today we rode from RockFish Gap to Front Royal, a 104 mile trip. We had seven riders start the day, and even with a switch for some ride-sharing everyone finished strong. You can view the photos online here. Getting Started With our 8am start, the weather was a little…

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Fatigue, FTP, & Your Final Weeks

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There are two very important questions that you, as an Ironman athlete, have to be ready to answer about your bike fitness heading into the final eight weeks of your Ironman or Half Ironman training cycle. First you have to know what your Functional Threshold Power (link?) is, or at least the Heart Rate equivalent. Second, you have to be able to give a resounding “YES!” answer as to whether or not you have done all of your bike workouts, especially the longer sessions.

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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. Experiencingย  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. Experiencingย  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 seasonโ€™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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The Little Things You See with Power on the Bike

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Every Tuesday my buddy Marvin rolls up to my house at 7:10. We ride easy 16โ€ฒ to the base of Chantry Flats, a 3.2 mile, 6% climb. I tell him what cheesy 80โ€ฒs song is in my head, threatening to start singing it to put it in his, and then we do our repeats up…

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Endurance Nation Cycling Summary

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From a post by Rich on Slowtwitch. The discussion included some questions about our bike training at Endurance Nation so Rich decided to provide a summary of how we do business on the bike. Since Endurance Nation was mentioned in the thread I want to clarify a few things: For the first 16wks of our…

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