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Q&A with Hal Higdon

Each week, coach and author, Hal Higdon answers your questions about running. Here's the latest:

Entries in Racing (32)


Power Analysis from the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic

We analyze power data from one of the most legendary one-day races in the US, including the file from race winner Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthcare. See the wattage it took to win on top of the infamous Manayunk Wall.

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Why is Weight So Important in Cycling? Part 1

Photo by Curtis Heideman

Why are competitive cyclists always talking about getting to racing weight? Learn why weight is so important in the sport of cycling, and how to get to your ideal cycling weight safely and effectively for peak performance.

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Ironman Kona: 5 Tips For Conquering The Climb To Hawi

The “dreaded” climb to Hawi on the Ironman Hawaii bike course is an opportunity for a strong, strategic cyclist to make their mark, or for an unprepared competitor to derail their race. In this post, you’ll get 5 tips on how to conquer the climb to Hawi with proper pacing and mental preparation.

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Analyzing Jordan Rapp’s 2012 Ironman US Championship Race

On August 11, Jordan Rapp won the 2012 US Ironman National Championship in New York City. Joe Friel, author of The Triathlete's Training Bible, analyzes Jordan's Quarq power data within TrainingPeaks to draw lessons for all triathletes on how to execute the perfect Ironman bike leg.

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Training And Racing In Extreme Heat

When it's hot out, your body doesn't absorb nutrition and hydration the way it normally does. Here's how to avoid dehydration and the dreaded bonk when you're training and racing in extreme heat.

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