How would you like to improve your race performance by three percent in four weeks? Three percent isn’t much, you say? Well, that would mean going from a 2:30 Olympic-distance finish time to a 2:25. For an Ironman three percent off of a 12-hour time would put you at the finish line 21 minutes sooner. Intervals are the key to such gains — if you do the workouts correctly.
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For all the attention we athletes pay to dialing in our gear and gadgets and teaching ourselves how to calculate this metric or that, generally, we don't take proper care of our number one asset: our bodies. Hunter Allen tells us the seven common mistakes he sees athletes make and how you can fix them.
by Coach Roger Rilling
It’s all too easy to jump head first into an athletic season after a hard winter of training. Going to the first races or events of the season, without giving some real thought to the season ahead, can ruin all of your winter prep, not to mention your goals for the season. In this article we will go over the importance and process of planning out a great season!
In the world of multisport athletes (triathletes and duathletes), “brick” workouts are very common. A brick workout is a bike workout followed by a run work out. One of the main reasons behind brick workouts is to get the multisport athlete accustomed to running and running well coming off the bike while fatigued. Are there other "combo workouts" in addition to brick workouts that can complement a multisport athlete’s training? Absolutely! Dr. Rick Kattouf II tells us some of his ideas for mixing up your training.
Cycling coach Kyle Wolf explains how to use TrainingPeaks to help make long group training rides and team training more fun and effective. Or – how to ride smart and not get dropped by your friends!