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Training


Using the Tools of File Analysis

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | By Dave Schell

Analyzing power files is not as difficult as it may first seem. TrainingPeaks Education Manager Dave Schell takes you through his process of analyzing a power file to help you get started.

Tracking Your Training on the Trails

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | By Jason Koop

Trail runners face several unique challenges when trying to both plan and analyze their training.  Coach Jason Koop discusses when advanced metrics are useful, how to use them, and when runners should go with a more simple route.

The Benefits of Aero Helmets

Monday, June 6, 2016 | By Mat Steinmetz

Aero helmets are one the most cost effective ways to gain speed. However, with so many options now available, how do you know which is best for you? Aerodynamics expert Mat Steinmetz offers his guide to choosing the right one.

4 Steps to Your First Trail Running Race

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | By John Hampshire

Trail running continues to grow as endurance athletes look to challenge themselves in new ways. These four tips from coach John Hampshire will help you with race selection, goal setting, planning, and of course, training.

Monitoring Your Progress Through an Injury

Friday, June 3, 2016 | By Helle Frederiksen

Danish triathlete Helle Frederiksen competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and has won six IRONMAN 70.3 event. While she has amassed many big wins, she has also struggled through injuries. She dives into the world of injury management and how consistent recording of physical and mental experiences, throughout a period of injury, can help put you on a path to overcoming injury.

Bike Focused Training Blocks for Long Course Triathletes

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | By AJ Johnson

Trying to raise your fitness across three sports can be a struggle for triathletes. Instead of balancing your training, coach AJ Johnson suggests you may be better focusing on a single sport. He gives his tips and advice for performing a bike focused training block. 

4 Tips to Becoming a Better Criterium Racer

Monday, May 30, 2016 | By Sofia Marin

Racing strong at your next criterium takes more than just being fit. Experienced Cat 1 racer and cycling coach Sofia Marin offers straightforward race-day tips to boost your crit performance. See how making small adjustments to your pre-race preparation, positioning, and finishing strategy can help take your racing to the next level.

WKO4 Training Metrics: Introducing Stamina

Friday, May 27, 2016 | By Tim Cusick

Despite it's importance in endurance sports, there has been no single way to measure an athlete's resistance to fatigue. Now, with the new Stamina metric in WKO4, coaches and athletes can reliably and accurately gauge their ability to withstand fatigue. Learn more about this new metric and how it can help show adaptations to training and improve your performance. 

Using the 80/20 Rule to Balance Triathlon Training Intensity

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | By Matt Fitzgerald

Many triathletes struggle with getting their training mix of volume and intensity correct. Matt Fitzgerald explains what the 80/20 rule is and how triathletes can use it optimize their training and racing.

Recovering From a Broken Collarbone: Part 2

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | By Shayne Gaffney

After your broken collarbone is repaired and you’ve gone through some rehabilitation, the next step is to get back in shape. In part 2 of this series, Shayne Gaffney outlines when you can get back on the bike and offers his tips for a quicker return to fitness.

Transferring Strength From the Gym to The Road for Triathletes

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | By Kelly Fillnow

Building your strength in the weight room is only as effective as your ability to transfer that strength to swimming, biking, and running. Kelly Fillnow and Daniel Payseur explain how your strength training and triathlon training should be similar and give you sample workouts to follow.

The Dangers of Exercise Addiction

Monday, May 23, 2016 | By Abby Ruby

By nature, endurance athletes love to train. However, some athletes become addicted to exercising which has serious consequences. Sports psychologist, coach, and nutritionist Abby Ruby outlines the harm in exercise addiction, how to identify if you or a friend has an issue, and how to prevent this problem.

Recovering From a Broken Collarbone: Part 1

Friday, May 20, 2016 | By Shayne Gaffney

A broken collarbone is one of the most common injuries for cyclists. In part 1 of this series, Shayne Gaffney explains the two types of collar bone breaks, your options for repairing the broken bone, and rehabilitation exercises to regain motion and strength.

Using Brick Workouts in Triathlon Training

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | By Heather Blackmon

For triathletes, brick workouts are a great way to perform race specific training. Coach Heather Blackmon explains what a brick workout is and how you can use them to prepare for race day.

New and Improved Coach Search

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

The updated Coach Search makes it easy to find the right coach for you. With advanced filters, keywords, phrases, and easy to read profiles, you can now search from over 1,000 coaches across all endurance sports to find an expert that will help you achieve your goals.

The Four Benefits of Being Sick

Monday, May 16, 2016 | By Suzanne Flannigan

Every endurance athlete gets sick at some point in their training. Rather than panic, Suzanne Flannigan suggests you use it as a way to improve. She lists her four benefits of getting sick to help you make the most of what is usually a tough situation.

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.

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