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photoWork ethic has a lot to do with how far you can take your talents. The best athlete doesn’t always win, but the best athlete who works the hardest, usually does.
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photoThere are a lot of flavors to an Iron distance taper plan. Do you reduce the volume, the frequency or both? This article will go over some tried-and-true taper plans.
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avatarBecause I'm not that fast going slow is, well, really slow - especially when I'm trying to train by heart rate. It feels like I'm going backwards. Is this normal?
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photoA week prior to the race, I was diagnosed with strep throat and placed on antibiotics. I decided to race anyway. Since that event, I have struggled to get back the fitness.
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photoI'm a fairly good climber but don't want to blow up on the run. I'm 60 and have a FTP of 230 watts. Any suggestions?
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photoI'm reading and hearing a bunch about the winter time being a base building time - what do you mean by that? And what kind of base should I be thinking of for my type of goals for next summer?
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photoIntervals help a runner manage the intensity and learn to push at a pace that’s out of their comfort zone. Learn these five intervals with example workouts.
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photoAlthough a computrainer can be a great asset to any athlete, it’s not the only way to improve your pedal stroke. I’ll list a number of pedaling drills below and how you can incorporate them.
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photoI am spending most of my time in Z4 and Z5. My question is does this support my goal of completing the 26.2 in sufficient time based on the cut-off?
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photoIf you are a person who feels safer on the trails rather than the road, but you still want to race, this article will help you better train.
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photoIs there any point in time of a training plan where a "big week" would be most optimal? This article discusses sports rotation and other high volume week options to improve.
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photoHow and when to include speed sessions, tempo training and hill training into your running program.
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photoI recently registered for Ironman Florida. My ambition and dream was to take part in an Ironman. Does this schedule set me up for burnout, or should I just build the distances in 2013 very gradually?
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photoBrick workouts are one of THE most important parts of training that you should be doing. Read why and find example brick workouts for any distance.
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