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Training


3 Mental Training Tips for Getting Better at Dealing with Pain

Saturday, April 9, 2016 | By Carrie Cheadle

Pain is part of every endurance sport. How you handle that pain can make the difference between achieving your goal and falling short. These three tips from Carrie Cheadle will help you dig deeper and perform your best on race day.

Power Analysis: Tyler Farrar's Tour of Flanders

Friday, April 8, 2016 | By Carol Austin

For Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider Tyler Farrar, the 100th edition of the Tour of Flanders was a race that proved his commitment to his team. Despite a hard crash, Farrar chased back on to be in a position to help his team leader, Edvald Boasson Hagen. Check out the numbers from his hectic day. 

How to Improve Your Bike Handling Skills

Friday, April 8, 2016 | By Colin Batchelor

You may have the fitness and power needed to perform your best, but if you are lacking some critical handling skills you may still fall short of achieving your goals. Use these tips from coach Colin Batchelor to  become a better rider, feel more comfortable on your bike, and reach your potential.

3 Steps for Advanced Marathon Training

Thursday, April 7, 2016 | By Nick Radkewich

For many runners, finishing a marathon is a big enough challenge. However, some runners look to test their limits by set more competitive goals. Coach Nick Radkewich has three steps for runners looking to push their limits over 26.2 miles.

Power Analysis: Andre Greipel's Tour of Flanders

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | By AJ Johnson

Team Lotto Soudal rider Andre Greipel is known for his amazingly fast sprint. However, he is also a strong classics rider and has animated the last two editions of the Tour of Flanders. Check out the amazing numbers this powerful rider put out over the 2016 Tour of Flanders held over 255 kilometers of punishing cobblestone roads.

Your Road Map to a Successful Triathlon Season

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | By Jen Mathe

Planning your race season is the first, and most important step towards achieving your goals. Following these three simple tips from coach Jen Mathe to create your season plan and put yourself on track for success.

Addressing Neck and Shoulder Cramps

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

Cramping affects most runners, but what if it is your upper body that is the problem? Hal Higdon offers his suggestions to one runner experiencing cramps in his shoulders and neck.

Genetic Testing for Collagen, Running Performance, and Injury

Monday, April 4, 2016 | By Karl Riecken

Genetic testing is the latest method being used to predict performance capabilities. It can also shed light on an athlete’s likelihood to experience an injury. Karl Reiken examines how using collagen testing is giving coaches new insight into how best to train their athletes.

Turn Your Winter Base Training into Spring Speed

Friday, April 1, 2016 | By Ken Buckley

Make your hard winter training worth it by properly transitioning to the next phase of training. Use these tips from coach Ken Buckley to transform your winter base miles into the speed that will help you achieve your goals on race day.

Power Analysis: Steve Cummings' Victory at Stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider Steve Cummings used a solo attack in the closing kilometers to win Stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico. Team Head of Performance Support and Medical Carol Austin and Team Coach Trevor Court break down his effort and show how Cummings used his head and legs to take the win. 

A Short Taper For The Boston Marathon

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

One runner wonders about a two week taper leading into the Boston Marathon. Read Hal’s answer as to why one specific plan utilizes this short taper, and why it may, or may not be for you.

How To Prepare for a Gravel Grinder

Monday, March 28, 2016 | By Taylor Thomas

Gravel grinder races have gained popularity by combining an endurance challenge with the adventure of going off road. Coach Taylor Thomas outlines a few simple steps you can take to be ready for this unique style of racing.

A Triathlete’s Guide To the First Race of the Season

Friday, March 25, 2016 | By Lance Watson

Your first race of the season should be one that sets you up for a successful season. These guidelines from coach Lance Watson will help you with race selection, perfecting your race day routine, determining your race tactics, and getting your equipment and nutrition dialed in.

How Cyclists Should Plan for Multiple Peaks in a Season

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | By Stephen Gallagher

The cycling season is long, and many riders have multiple A priority races on their calendar. Use these guidelines from Stephen Gallagher to learn how you can plan your training and racing in order to hit your peak form multiple times this season.

Gwen Jorgensen: The Process Of Becoming a Champion

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

Over the past few years, American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen has become the most dominant figure in ITU World Cup racing. Find out how working with her coach, Jamie Turner, has helped her get to a new level, her goal setting process, and what motivates her to keep pushing her limits.

Adjusting A Training Schedule Due to Injury

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

For a veteran marathoner that has taken some time away from running, getting back into marathon training came with an injury. After taking a week off, how should he modify his training plan to stay on track.

The Importance of Communicating With Your Coach

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | By Jeff Lukich

Consistent communication is the most important step to help your coach create the perfect training plan. Use these tips from coach Jeff Lukich to give your coach what they need to help you achieve your goals.

Power Analysis: Jay Thomson's Milan San Remo

Monday, March 21, 2016 | By Carol Austin

At this year’s Milan San Remo, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider Jay Thomson worked tirelessly for his team. Here, the team’s head of Performance Support and Medical, Dr. Carol Austin, breaks down Thomson’s race file and shows how he took on this legendary Classic.

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.

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