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Training


Increase Your Race Day Confidence with Simulation Training

Monday, July 11, 2016 | By Carrie Cheadle

The pressure to perform on race day can quickly take the enjoyment out of training and racing. Using simulation training can help you be more confident and relax your mind and body in order to perform your best on race day.

Power Analysis: 2016 Tour de France Week 1

Saturday, July 9, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

The Tour de France pushes riders to their limits for three weeks. From fast flat stages to punishing mountain top finishes, no stage allows the riders to relax. We take a look at some of the power numbers produced by the pros.

The Science and Physiology Behind Becoming a Better Climber

Friday, July 8, 2016 | By Taylor Thomas

Climbing mountains brings a great sense of joy and accomplishment while exacting a very heavy toll on the body. Get better at climbing with Coach Taylor Thomas’ insights into the physiology, psychology, and science of climbing faster.

How to Pace Your First Olympic Distance Triathlon

Thursday, July 7, 2016 | By Allie Burdick

Olympic distance triathlons are a great test for triathletes of all levels. For athletes attempting their first Olympic distance race, these tips from coach Allie Burdick will help you be prepared to reach your goals. 

How To Sprint Like a Tour Rider

Thursday, July 7, 2016 | By Tim Cusick

Spriters are a unique type of cyclist that must possess several different qualities. This slideshare explains the physical build of a sprinter, their physiology, and how they get their burst of speed.

WKO4: New Metrics for Running With Power

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | By Dr. Andrew Coggan, Ph.D.

Running with power is a new frontier, and there are many questions that are still unanswered. However, Dr. Andrew Coggan continues to find new metrics that add understanding and meaning to the data.  Learn about the new Run Dashboard he has created, which include four new charts and several new metrics.

The Benefits of Static Stretching Before and After Exercise

Friday, July 1, 2016 | By Karl Riecken

There are many different types of stretching, and through the years, many have fallen in and out of fashion with experts. Karl Reicken, Coordinator of Performance Testing at the National Training Center, explains the latest research on static stretching and provides some surprising insights.

3 Key Metrics of Effective Data Analysis for Coaches

Thursday, June 30, 2016 | By Alan Couzens

With the wealth of data now available to coaches, being selective about which data is the most important is a must. Coach Alan Couzens outlines the three metrics that are priority for him and explains how he uses them to both analyze and prescribe workouts.

The Basics of Group Ride Etiquette

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | By O'Brien Forbes

Group rides are a staple for many cyclists, but they can be intimidating for new riders. Use these tips from coach O’brien Forbes to increase your skill level, ride safely with others, improve your fitness, and enjoy riding with a group.

Improve Your Race Performance by Managing Race Week Stress

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | By Lance Watson

Race week is a very stressful time and how you handle that stress can have a big impact on your ability to perform on race day. Coach Lance Watson has tips on how you can plan ahead and manage race day stress so you can reach your goals. 

4 Steps for Masters Athletes to Train Effectively

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | By Carrie McCusker

For masters athletes, balancing training time with the rest of life can be difficult. These four steps can help you stay on track to meet your goals while not sacrificing other parts of your life.

Why You Should Perform a Proper Pre-Race Warm-Up

Friday, June 17, 2016 | By Taylor Thomas

Your warm-up should prepare you for your event without wearing you out. Coach Taylor Thomas explains the reason you need a good warm up, and outlines two different ways you can prepare to be your best on race day.

Engaging Your Triathlon Community to Stay Motivated

Thursday, June 16, 2016 | By Laura Bennett

Even when training in three different sports, triathlon training can be monotonous. Professional triathlete and 30 year veteran of the sport Laura Bennett outlines how she has used athletes around her to stay motivated and enjoy her training while still working towards her own goals.

How the SEG Racing Academy Uses Data to Develop Riders

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

With a focus on developing the next group of World Tour riders, the SEG Racing Academy works hard to make sure that each rider gets the individual training they need to reach their goal. Read more about how the team managers and coaches are able to tailor each rider's program to get the maximum from their training. 

Identifying Movement Imbalances At Home

Monday, June 13, 2016 | By Heather Hagan Casey

Every athlete has imbalances, but identifying them on your own can be difficult. Coach Heather Hagan outlines movements you can do to pinpoint your own imbalances and exercises to correct them.

Making Your Data Mean Something

Friday, June 10, 2016 | By Bethany Rutledge

There is plenty of data to track in the sport of triathlon. However, what you track and how you track it can make a difference between useful data and confusing numbers. Use these tips from Bethany Rutledge to make sure you are being smart and using data to your advantage.

How to Safely Transition to Barefoot Running

Thursday, June 9, 2016 | By Stratton Lawrence

Barefoot running, when done properly, can have a positive impact on one’s running. These guidelines from Stratton Lawrence will help you get started and remain injury free as you start on your path to running barefoot. 

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