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Long Course Coach Q & A Session #1

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We get email and Twitter questions regarding our training plans all the time. We strive to answer each one, and it occurred to us that maybe sharing this information could be good for other self-coached triathletes out there. Enjoy!

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Running a Faster Long Course Marathon, Part III: Running More Efficiently

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Let’s talk about going faster with less effort…but first…a disclaimer: The topic of running efficiency is a currently a hot one. Google “Pose Method, “Chi Running,” “barefoot running,” “Born to Run,” “Newton shoes,” etc and you’ll be led to books, articles, links and studies espousing this, that and the other theory about how to run…

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Four Keys Talk in Atlanta, GA, April 10th

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Endurance Nation presents the Four Keys of Race ExecutionTalk. Rich Strauss, head coach and founder of Endurance Nation, will share with you the race day execution tips and mental strategies that have created PR performances for thousands of athletes. Rich has delivered this talk, live, to over 1500 athletes at Ironman® venues since 2003. The…

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The Myth of Customization

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After a few solid hours at the Multisport World Expo this past weekend, I was officially “tri-ed” out. It’s great to see everyone, but it can get to be a bit much after a few hours. I saw a lot of interesting stuff, particularly from the 10+ events that had tables there (being a race director must pay well!), but as I coach I was really only looking at the other coaching groups that were on site.

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Running a Faster Long Course Marathon, Part II: Running Faster

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Let’s begin by breaking the topic down into two major components: Running Potential and Running Success. Running Potential: “What CAN I run on race day, given current fitness, training, etc?” The best predictor of Running Potential on race day is your VDot score. Running Success: “Given my running potential, what WILL I run on race…

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Monthly Triathlete Testimonials: February 2010

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Every month we collect the testimonials and feedback from our member athletes and training plan users. We are laser-focused on delivering great training plans, and listening to what our folks have to say is a huge part of how we do business.

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Running a Faster Long Course Marathon, Part I: Introduction

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Coach Rich at Coeur d’Alene'08 The Ironman® run course is where PR hopes and dreams go to die a painful death. The course is littered with the bodies of very fit people who’ve done all the right training, or so they think, but who slow down dramatically on the run. In our opinion, traditional Ironman®…

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Racing in a Box

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My Ironman® St George review has received a lot of comments, emails and posts on the net…from a lot of scared people, frankly! I’d like to take a few moments to get your mind right about this race, and about Ironman® racing in general. The Triathlon World’s Perspective/Advice on Racing: You spend months and months…

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Top Ten Triathlon Tips for Women (and Open House Announcement)

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#1: Nutrition is key. Plan, pack and prepare your foods in advance. On your grocery , set aside some time to wash, chop and bag fruits, veggies and prepare basic meals for the week. Chopped up veggies can become salad fixings, a healthy on the go snack or be incorporated with meat for a quick…

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Half Ironman Race Rehearsals?

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Question: What are the considerations for a Half Ironman® race rehearsal? Rich Strauss: All of our long course training plans include two race rehearsal workouts, roughly at 6 and 3 weeks out from your race. These are, without a doubt, the most important individual training session in your schedule. You want to get these right,…

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