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Training


Choosing the Right Indoor Cycling App

Friday, March 18, 2016 | By Ben Pryhoda

Indoor trainer rides are a must for most triathletes and cyclists. Recently, several new apps have come out to help you make the most of your time inside. Learn more about these apps to help you decide which best fits your needs.

How Triathletes Can Use Zones For Swim Training

Thursday, March 17, 2016 | By Alison Freeman

Triathletes often use training zones for their cycling and running workouts, but neglect them for swim sessions. Coach Alison Freeman explains how training zones can work for swimming, how to set your zones, and gives you workouts to improve your performance in the water.

Marathon Training and The Power of Self-Belief

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | By John Hampshire

Beyond the hours spent training, believing in yourself can have a big impact on your marathon performance. Use these tips from John Hampshire to make sure you stay positive and can reach your full potential on race day.

The Proper Pacing Strategy For a Marathon

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

Proper pacing is critical for a successful race. There are a few tactics to use, and Hal gives his advice on going out hard to“bank time” versus a steady pace following a pacer.

Heavy Lifting For the Endurance Athlete Part 2: Scheduling

Monday, March 14, 2016 | By Kelly Fillnow and Daniel Payseur

Strength training is often neglected by endurance athletes for fear of hindering endurance performance. In Part 2 of this series, Kelly Fillnow and Daniel Payseur explain the misconceptions around strength training and give you examples of how to best schedule your weekly and seasonal strength training plan.

GCN Video: A Day at Training Camp With Team Sky

Sunday, March 13, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

Global Cycling Network paid a visit to Team Sky during their training camp in Mallorca, Spain. Join the riders and staff and get an inside look at how Team Sky trains during their early season training camp.  

Analyzing Road Racing: Beyond Watts/Kg

Saturday, March 12, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

When analyzing a power file, often the metric of watts to kilogram (w/kg) is discussed as one of the more important factors. While it certainly does matter, it is not the only metric to look at. Ryan Cooper, Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, shows how a rider's drag, the terrain, and other factors are also critical when planning a race strategy.

Using Heart Rate Variability to Schedule the Intensity of Your Training

Friday, March 11, 2016 | By Simon Wegerif

Knowing when you can train hard and when you should back off can help you better schedule your efforts. Using Heart Rate Variablity (HRV) is a new way to monitor your daily recovery. Learn more about what HRV is and how you can use it to make your training as productive as possible.

International Women’s Day: TriEqual Inspires Newcomers

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | By Jordan Blanco

Sara O’byrne was recently selected by TriEqual to participate in their Equally Inspiring program, which pairs female triathletes with coaches to help them achieve their goals. Read Sara’s story, learn about the program and how TriEqual is helping athletes like Sara achieve their goals.

How to Train for the Challenging Course of the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

The Boston Marathon is coming up and training specifically for that course is of vital importance. Hal gives his advice to a first time Boston Marathon runner, but anyone running Boston can benefit from his knowledge.

How to Safely Make the Transition to Outdoor Training

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | By Lance Watson

With the weather improving in the Northern Hemisphere, triathletes and cyclists will soon be back out on the roads and trails to train. Before those first sessions, coach Lance Watson has some advice and guidelines you can use to make sure you start your season safely and injury free.

Guidelines For Making Adjustments After a Bike Fit

Monday, February 29, 2016 | By Mat Steinmetz

A good bike fit is a critical part of riding comfortably and optimizing your performance. After seeing a fit expert, you still may want to make a few small adjustments. Use the guidelines from Mat Steinmetz to understand how to manage that process and get your fit perfectly dialed in.

Chronic Intensity Load: A New Measure of Training Load Based on Intensity Factor

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | By Chris Baddick

With WKO4, coaches and athletes can create their own charts and graphs to view the data they want. Coaches Chris Baddick and Dave Schell have created one such chart Chronic Intensity Load, as a way to measure the fitness gains of a workout based on intensity of a workout more than duration. Find out more about this new chart for WKO4.

Advice to a Parent About Their Promising Young Runner

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

A parent whose daughter loves to run is worried that she is being held back by being part of their local club. Hal offers three ways to potentially resolve this problem and keep both the parents and child happy.

5 Steps to Becoming an All Around Cyclist

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | By Nate Wilson

Recently, many cyclists have chosen to specialize in a certain aspect of cycling. Coach Nate Wilson explains why this is not a necessarily a good thing and has five steps you can take to be strong in all areas of your cycling.

How to Train for a 100-Mile Mountain Bike Race

Friday, February 19, 2016 | By Taylor Thomas

If a 100-mile mountain bike race is on your calendar this year, the time is now to start preparing. Coach Taylor Thomas outlines the timing and goal of three training phases and adds specific workouts to help you arrive at the start line ready to reach your goals.

2 Layering Methods for Cold Weather Training

Thursday, February 18, 2016 | By Heather Hagan Casey

Proper layering is essential for cold weather training. Coach Heather Hagan outlines two very different strategies that could help you not only be more comfortable, but also help prevent serious issues like Raynaud’s Disease.

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