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Training


6 Steps to Follow When Planning Your Next Triathlon Season

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | By David Glover

With thousands of races to choose from, finding the right triathlon can be an overwhelming task. Use these 6 steps to narrow down your search and choose the right races for your next season.

Using Run Power to Perfect Your Ironman Run

Friday, October 28, 2016 | By Jim Vance

Coach Jim Vance analyzes two running power files from the IRONMAN World Championships and explains how running power meters can help you define the specific intensity for your Ironman run training and racing.

How To Plan Your Season with Training Stress Score

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | By Dave Schell

The best workouts are measured by both duration and intensity. Learn how to plan your season with Training Stress Score (TSS) and event Fitness (CTL) methodologies to reach your peak performance for race day.

Performing a Season Review to Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | By Taylor Thomas

A proper season review is the best way to identify your strengths and weaknesses and develop a comprehensive plan for the upcoming season. Coach Taylor Thomas takes a closer look at some charts in WKO4 that will help you analyze your season.

Strength Training Exercises for Triathletes

Friday, October 21, 2016 | By Allie Burdick

Strength training can help triathletes avoid injury and perform at a higher level. Coach Allie Burdick explains why this is a great time of year to start your strength training program and recommends some exercises to get you started.

The Importance of Analyzing the Right Data for Cyclocross

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | By Kyle Wolfe

Cyclocross racing places very specific demands on riders. Coach Kyle Wolfe explains why he uses pMax and Functional Reserve Capacity to help his athletes train for what they will face on race day.

Kona Power Analysis: Nathan Shearer’s Winning Performance

Monday, October 17, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

Top age group athlete Nathan Shearer won the 25-29 division at the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship. Best Bike Split’s Chief Scientist, Ryan Cooper, takes a closer look at his power data and race day plan to see how he executed such a great race. 

5 Ways to Become a Stronger Long Course Runner

Friday, October 14, 2016 | By Lance Watson

A strong run leg in a long course triathlon can make the difference between being middle of the pack or making the podium. These five tips from coach Lance Watson will help you increase your ability to run off the bike and make your run a weapon you can rely on.

Is Bilateral Breathing Essential For Triathletes?

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | By Heather Hagan Casey

Your breathing pattern during the swim can affect many different things. Coach Heather Hagan Casey explains what bi lateral breathing is, and why it is a technique that every triathlete should master.

Finding Your Perfect Run Cadence

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | By Allie Burdick

Your run cadence is critical to your ability to run fast, efficient, and pain free. Learn from coach Allie Burdick what the correct range is and how you can improve your run cadence.

Power Analysis: 2016 IRONMAN World Championships

Saturday, October 8, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

The 2016 IRONMAN World Championships push every athlete to their limits. Get an inside look at the power numbers these athletes produce to fight for the win.

Jan Frodeno’s Preparation for the 2016 IRONMAN World Championships

Friday, October 7, 2016 | By AJ Johnson

German triathlete Jan Frodeno continues to push the limits of what he can accomplish in the sport. His drive to win is matched only by his dedication to the work that has to be done to achieve his goals. Learn how he set up his 2016 season, how he plans his training, and the best advice he has for age group athletes.

Predictions: Bike Times of the Pros at the IRONMAN World Championships

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

The heat, humidity, wind, and terrain of the 2016 IRONMAN World Championships push every athlete to their limit. Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split Ryan Cooper explains how the conditions will impact the professionals and offers his predictions for their bike times.

Adjusting Your Race Plan Based on Weather and Elevation

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

Environmental conditions can make a big difference in how you approach your race. Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split Ryan Cooper explains how altitude, heat, and humidity can affect your race plan.

Lessons Learned From a Poor Performance In Kona

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | By Andy Blow

Triathletes that qualify for the IRONMAN World Championships often place an extra level of expectation and stress on themselves in the lead up to race day and on the day itself. Learn from the mistakes of Andy Blow how to manage your preparation and tactics for the race.

Joe Skipper's Quest to Find His Ideal Bike Position

Sunday, October 2, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

Professional triathlete Joe Skipper is one of the strongest cyclists in the sport due to both his power and incredibly aerodynamic position. Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split Ryan Cooper explains how Skipper continues to refine his position with the help of data and testing.

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.

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