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Training


3 Mistakes You Can Fix With Quadrant Analysis in WKO4

Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Jim Rutberg

Knowing how you generate your power is as important as knowing how much power you create.  Coach Jim Rutberg explains how you can use Quadrant Analysis in WKO4 to fix three common mistakes athletes make when it comes to how they pedal.

Analyzing The Success Of a Biomechanical Screening With WKO4

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | By Javier Sola

Imbalances on the bike can lead to a loss of performance, or worse. But how can you determine if changes made to your bike position are actually effective? Coach Javier Sola explains how data and WKO4 can show definitive changes after a bike fit.

Reverse Periodization For Triathletes

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | By Rob Wilby

As you plan out your next season, you should also start planning your winter training. Coach Rob Wilby explains how you can use the concept of reverse periodization to make gains and not burn yourself out with long sessions indoors.

Training and Racing Triathlons in Challenging Conditions

Monday, September 26, 2016 | By Nick Radkewich

Not every race takes places in perfect conditions. Learn from former professional triathlete and coach Nick Radkewich how you can be ready to handle whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

What is and What is Not Important to Your Coach

Friday, September 23, 2016 | By Bethany Rutledge

While communicating with your coach is critical to success, not every detail is super important. Bethany Rutledge breaks down what your coach values, and what they can do without.

Overcoming Doubts For Your Fall Running Race

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | By Bob Mittleman

The fall season is packed with running events of all distances. If you are starting to worry that you may not be ready for your event, these tips from coach Bob Mittleman will help you be prepared and ready to achieve your goals.

The Best Recovery Practices for Endurance Athletes

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | By Lynda Wallenfels

Triathletes, runners, and cyclists all like to push their bodies to the limit. However, it is how well you recover that determines how much quality training you can do. Coach Lynda Wallenfels explains the best recovery practices that will help you stay healthy and training hard.

Preparing For a Key Cyclocross Race Early in the Season

Monday, September 19, 2016 | By Kyle Wolfe

Preparing for the first cyclocross race of the season takes a lot of planning, especially when it is a key race. See how pro cyclocross racer Rebecca Fahringer and her coach Kyle Wolfe created and executed a long term plan to achieve her goal.

3 Ways to Use Your End of the Cycling Season Fitness

Thursday, September 15, 2016 | By O'Brien Forbes

As summer winds down, many cyclists still have plenty of fitness but lack a main goal to prepare for. Coach O'Brien Forbes has three ways you can make the most of your fitness this fall and prepare for next season.

Identifying and Meeting Event Demands In WKO4

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | By Richard Rollinson

With the 2016 season winding down, many athletes are already putting events on their calendar for next year. Once you’ve selected your big events, the next step is to identify the specific demands it will place on you and set up your training to meet those demands. Coach Richard Rollinson explains how you can use WKO4 for that process and be ready to reach your goals.

5 Common Mistakes When Training for a Half or Full Marathon

Monday, September 12, 2016 | By Allie Burdick

Training for a full or half marathon takes dedication and discipline, but listening to advice from those who have been through it before can help you avoid mistakes that will hold you back. Allie Burdick has been running for almost 20 years and has her list of top five mistakes to avoid as you prepare to reach your goals.

4 Reasons to Own a Power Meter

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | By Carrie McCusker

Many cyclists and triathletes have turned to power meters to help them improve. If you’re still not sure about how a power meter can help you, these four reasons from coach Carrie McCusker will help you understand the value they provide.

How Swimming, Biking, and Running Cultivates Self-Reliance

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | By Brad Stulberg

Endurance sports do more than just improve your physical health. Training and racing also brings a sense of satisfaction after a job well done. Brad Stulberg explains how endurance sports impact your sense of accomplishment and happiness.

Reaching His Peak: Alpinist David Goettler Uses the Help of a Coach to Push His Limits

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | By David Goettler

Top performance can be a matter of life and death for alpinist David Goettler. After years of being self-coached, Goettler realized he needed an expert to help him attain a higher level of fitness. Goettler describes how hiring a coach has helped him achieve his goals and inspired him to reach for more.

How Running Power Meters Work

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | By Jim Vance

Run power meters are the newest way for runners and triathletes to measure their workload and analyze their efforts. Coach Jim Vance explains what these power meters measure, how they work, and how you can use the data to be a better runner.

Tracking Aerobic Threshold Training with WKO4

Monday, August 29, 2016 | By Christian Sheridan

Strong aerobic fitness is crucial to being a successful cyclist or triathlete. Using heart rate and specific charts in WKO4 allows you to track this important metric to build fitness and see when to change the focus of your training.

Preparing for a Hot Race While Training in the Cold

Friday, August 26, 2016 | By Lance Watson

Triathletes racing late season races in hot climates face the challenge of acclimating to the conditions. Coach Lance Watson offers his tips and advice on how you can prepare for warm weather race no matter where you live.

Inspired Confidence: How Helle Frederiksen's Coach Helped Her Become Her Best

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | By Helle Frederiksen

Danish triathlete Helle Frederiksen started her triathlon career as a short course specialist, making the Olympic Team in 2012. She then transitioned to long course racing and has won many of the biggest races in the sport. Read her words on how her coach, Joel Filliol, was instrumental in giving her the confidence and guidance to make her transition a successful one. 

5 Ways For Beginner Triathletes to Get Faster

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | By Allie Burdick

Many triathletes are hooked on the sport after their first race and wonder how they can improve their training and upgrade their equipment. These five tips from Allie Burdick will help you decide what changes you can make to take your training and racing to the next level.

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