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Runners and the Pace Problem

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Runners and the Pace Problem Runners have a pacing problem. At first, tracking run workouts purely by pace and heart rate makes sense, until you breakdown the reasoning behind the metrics. The key to faster running may come down to which metric runners are paying attention to. For years, running pace has been a critical [...]read more

New Plyometric Plan to Improve Your Running

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach Patrick talks about one of our important “lessons learned” from running with power thanks to our partners at Stryd. Running with power isn’t just about getting stronger — it’s about becoming more efficient. And thanks to Stryd, we can now track and…

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In-Between-isode Heart Rate as a Training Tool

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation ( for another weekly endurance podcast. Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation ( for another “in-between-isode” podcast. This week Coach Patrick discusses the importance of using Heart Rate as a training tool as you move into the heat of Summer. Key Talking Points include: Winter vs Summer Training When Power/Pace…

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Stryd Powermeter

Running with Power, the Early Adopter Edition by Endurance Nation

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Overview One of the biggest new pieces of gear on the running market is the smallest thing you could imagine. About the size of a quarter, and even lighter, running power meters will transform how endurance athletes train and race. The only question is, how soon are you going to join the revolution? Like any…

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ENPodcast – #625 – Stryd Running Powermeter Interview

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation ( for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P interviews Adam Heaney from Stryd ( about their Run Power Meter and how it’s changing the game of running. We work from intro to details pretty quickly (when Adam starts talking!) and there’s a great deal to learn. The full…

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Lessons from Power for Riding the Long Course Bike

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As coaches of a team of primarily long course triathletes, we feel that a powermeter is one of the best investments you make in your training and racing. But if that investment isn’t in the cards for you, or you have a powermeter but aren’t quite sure how to use it, we’d like to give…

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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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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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