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Training


The Four Phases of Sprint Training

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | By O'Brien Forbes

Developing a fast sprint take specific training and skills. To get that final top end speed, Coach O’Brien Forbes lays out the fours phases of sprint training to take your sprint to the next level.

Becoming a Balanced Swimmer

Monday, May 9, 2016 | By Bart Rolet

Many triathletes fall into two categories when it comes to their swim training. Either they focus on technique or volume. Coach Bart Rolet identifies the deficiencies in both of these approaches and gives you ways to balance your training to become faster.

Using the Pacing Project to Set a Half Marathon Personal Record

Friday, May 6, 2016 | By Dave Schell

No matter what the distance, pacing your run properly can mean the difference between reaching your goal or falling short. With The Pacing Project, you can create the right strategy for race day. Coach Dave Schell shares his story of how he used The Pacing Project to help his athlete succeed.

6 Key Workouts to Prepare for Your IRONMAN 70.3

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | By Lance Watson

For triathletes racing an IRONMAN 70.3 there are several key workouts you can perform to optimize your fitness for race day. Coach Lance Watson outlines six workouts that will help you be ready to reach your goals.

How to Train for Your First Half Marathon

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | By Allie Burdick

For runners taking on their first Half marathon, the challenge can seem overwhelming. Coach Allie Burdick identifies four key elements of preparation and what you should and should not do to be prepared on race day.

Getting Fit and Prepared for a Gran Fondo

Monday, May 2, 2016 | By Taylor Thomas

Preparing for a Gran Fondo takes dedicated training and a good plan. Use these tips and strategies from coach Taylor Thomas to create a plan that will help you achieve your goals.

Power Training Zones for Cycling

Friday, April 29, 2016 | By Andy R. Coggan, Ph.D.

Setting the correct power training zones is critical to improving as a cyclist or triathlete. Dr. Andy Coggan explains the system for setting zones, as well as how to determine your threshold and other variables that factor into training with power.  

How to Salvage a Bad Workout

Friday, April 29, 2016 | By Jen Mathe

Not every workout goes according to plan. Sometimes you need to make decision to alter a workout or stop altogether. These tips will help you make the most of those days when you feel a little off.

3 Ways to Improve Your Swim Efficiency and Form

Thursday, April 28, 2016 | By Carrie McCusker

For most triathletes, open water swimming is the most challenging part of race day. Use these tips from Carrie McCusker to improve your form and efficiency to your swim from survival mode to a tactical advantage.

How To Use Aerobic Decoupling

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | By Kyle Wolfe

Aerobic decoupling is a metric that is often overlooked. However, as coach Kyle Wolfe explains, cyclists, triathletes, and runners can use it in training and racing to indicate gains in fitness, understand fueling needs, and create the right pacing strategy.

Improving Rotational Strength for Runners

Monday, April 25, 2016 | By Carrie Lane

Running may not be seen as a rotational sport, but an increase in rotational strength can make you more efficient and faster. Learn more about how rotation plays a part in running form and 12 exercises you can do to become stronger.

5 Steps for Training with a Less Experienced Partner

Friday, April 22, 2016 | By Stratton Lawrence

Running with another runner is a great way to stay motivated. However, sometimes that person may be a bit slower or less experienced than you are. These five steps from Stratton Lawrence will help you get in the training you need while staying with your partner.

Preparing For Your First Cycling Race of the Year

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | By O'Brien Forbes

The cycling season is kicking off and your first race is likely coming up soon. These tips from coach O’brien Forbes will help beginners and veterans arrive at the race prepared and ready to reach their goals.

New Feature: The Athlete Home

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

The new Athlete Home offers a simple way to view important information around your events and goals, upcoming workouts, and trends in fitness. Find out more about how the new Athlete Home can make it easier for you to stay on track, view your progress, and be better prepared for race day. 

Avoiding Injury By Doubling The Length of a Training Plan

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

To avoid repeating an injury while increasing mileage to run a half marathon, is it wise to double the length of a program? While that is one approach, Hal has another idea to consider when looking to ease into increasing your run volume.

How To Track Your Heart Rate Variability Using TrainingPeaks

Monday, April 18, 2016 | By Ben Pryhoda

Tracking Heart Rate Variability (HRV) can give you more insights into your body’s response to your training load. Using TrainingPeaks compatible apps makes tracking HRV simple, and can help you decide when to go hard and when to back off.

Why Runners Should Extend Their Training Cycle

Friday, April 15, 2016 | By Allie Burdick

Most runners use a seven day training cycle when preparing for an event. However, there is no inherent reason to stick with a standard week. Coach Allie Burdick suggests adding two days to your training cycle to help you get more from your training.

How the Pacing Project Can Create the Perfect Pacing Strategy for the Boston Marathon

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

The Pacing Project is a unique pacing calculator that segments a race course by terrain rather than simple mile markers and uses physiologic constraints to develop an optimal pacing strategy. TrainingPeaks’ Chief Scientist, Ryan Cooper, explains how it started, what is does, and how the team validated the underlying technology for incredible accuracy.

Training for Both a Marathon and an Ultra Marathon

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | By Hal Higdon

Training for a marathon and an ultra marathon in the same season can be tricky. Hal offers his advice on how to continue training after running 26.2 miles in order to run a successful 38 mile ultra marathon.

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