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Mag Trainer vs. Rollers: Pros & Cons

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photoSo which one is best for you? It boils down to the aforementioned questions only you can answer and, ultimately, to what extent you will use it as a tool for winter cycling fitness.

Season’s Over - Now What?

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photoOf course there’s the logical answer - REST. But you don’t want to spend the off-season sitting on your butt for weeks at a time. Why?

So You Really, Really Want to I.Q.?

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photoAfter you have established the Ironman goal, the most important factor outside of the training is which race to choose? What is your best sort of course, hilly, rolling, flat?

Pedaling Efficiency: Vectors and Motion

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photoWhile most do not think about the actual vector breakdown involved in the cycling stroke and where the power is applied in detail, when you finally do think about it, things become clearer.

September 2006 BT Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions on keeping heart-rate down on hills, the fat burning zone, lactate threshold (LT) testing, max trainer hours, high HR on the run/walk, the 10% rule and different running workouts.

Member Question: Cardiac Drift

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photoHighly trained athletes can maintain a specific HR longer than a newbie without much creeping; their endurance is greater—thus able to keep pace efficiently and without much additional increase in HR.

Transitions

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photoComing full circle after the many years of racing, and endless transitions in life, I can’t help but wonder if those before me or alongside of me have come back to this place as well.

October BT Chat with Kevin Konczak, Tri Coach

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photoOff season training, nutrition, faster run, strength training, treadmill and more.

November BT Chat with Kevin Konczak, Tri Coach

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photoDiscussion including HIM's, heart-rate monitors, water running, TT's, high kicks, hi vs low volume training and nutrition for weight loss.

The Benefits of Strength Training in Triathlon

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photoAll-around body strengthening and conditioning, in short, will make the athlete stronger from head to toe to push bigger gears and to apply more power in your swim stroke.

June BT Chat with Tri Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions regarding wetsuit for a Sprint, Master's swimming, TI, aqua jogging, HIM fueling and salt, power meters and Tri vs Road bike.

February Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak and Mike Ricci

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photoDiscussions on running muscle imbalance correction, water running, overdistance training, back-to-back Olys, maintenance plans and speed and common age-grouper mistakes.

November 2006 BT Triathlon Training Chat

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photoDiscussions on swimming, observing, asking questions, flip-turns, flexible ankles, rotation, Stretch Cordz, skiing substitution and resting.

Negative Splits: How and Why

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photoNegative splitting is a learned skill, and can be a valuable tool to use in virtually any race situation. Employing Negative Split workouts in your training can improve your racing.

December 2006 Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoOur regular USAT coach chat with lots of tips including discussions on Computrainers, bike fitting and position, triathlon and marathon training, Tim DeBoom lunges and nutrition.
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