TrainingPeaks Training Tips
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We hear a lot of talk about “doing the work.” A quick Google search reveals many variations on the same theme, like: “When you have a goal, you have to do the work. No excuses.” “Don’t be upset with the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t do.” “Do the...read more
In the sport of triathlon, there’s a big emphasis on going fast, dropping the hammer, and feeling the burn. While that is a key component to building threshold fitness, those energy systems are often over-targeted, leading to peaking prematurely, injury, or burnout....read more
Over nearly a decade of professional racing, Sarah Piampiano has fine tuned her IRONMAN training and racing. Here’s what she’s learned. It’s crazy to look back and realize I have been racing triathlon for more than nine years, and professionally for seven of those....read more
We all know plyometrics are good for increasing explosive power. But can “jump training” help endurance athletes as well? Plyometric exercises are typically used by sprinters and power athletes to develop their fast twitch muscle fibers and improve their speed and...read more
Coaches and triathletes are starting to recognize the importance of strength training within our sport, in order to make significant gains in speed and efficiency, and aid in injury prevention. However, the majority of triathlon coaching and exercise prescription is...read more
5 Ways To Stay Healthy During Cold-Weather Training FEBRUARY 5, 2019 · BY STEVEN MOODY Early season training is as important as it is risky, with low temps and germs everywhere. Here’s how to log miles without getting sick. In the Northern hemisphere, we are entering...read more
Five Ways Runners Can Benefit From Deadlifting BY MATT PEARCE When runners think of strength training, many go straight to the squat. But the deadlift is actually a more effective exercise that can be less disruptive to your training. When people realize...read more
These days it seems like every athlete has advice on how to train most effectively. Their ideas and philosophies are often a result of the athlete’s own experiences with training and racing; quite often these have some merit, however when it comes to training...read more
It’s human nature to stand on the threshold of a new year with a fresh slate of goals and intentions. For the athlete population, this often takes the shape of a new ‘season,’ often with time-based goals including PRs or perhaps longer, more challenging events. The...read more
If you live above 40th parallel north, you have (more or less) cold winters. For summer outdoor sports such as triathlon, cycling and running this represents a challenge. But does it have to? Do cold weather and short days really mean winter training blues—or can we...read more
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