endurance sports

How to Perfect Your Pre-Race Ritual Before Race Day

How can you expect to perform your best on race day if you don’t practice everything - your nutrition, your equipment set up, and everything else?

How to Get the Most From Your VO2 Max Test

If you have the EMR type of test and obtain all the data, there is a wealth of info you can use to reach your goals.

How to Calculate Your Training and Recovery Balance Sheet

Think of training as currency. Once we spend it, there’s little chance to get it back. In the case of running, many of us overspend and wonder why we have essentially gone broke.

Why Are Tour de France Cyclists Outliving Everybody Else?

When you look at a sport like cycling, complete with high-speed crashes and prolific drug use, it’s hard to believe top cyclists actually outlive their countrymen by an average of five years.

Static Stretching Decreases Running Performance Too

You might have heard static stretching before strength training can dampen performance. A new study found the same thing applies to endurance sports.

How to Build a Better Pedal Stroke

How often have you heard the advice to pedal in circles? I decided to put this to a personal trial and have been using all sorts of measurements to examine and improve my pedal stroke.

Free Triathlon Workout Program: Join Us in Training for a Sprint Triathlon

Join us on this easy-to-follow plan as we get you started toward successfully completing your very first sprint-length triathlon.

Running Cadence and the Muscle-Shortening Reflex

It's a common misconception that a higher cadence requires more energy, but in reality the opposite is true - a higher cadence is more efficient due to the muscle-shortening reflex.

Andrew Read's Endurance Athlete Holiday Wish List

Nothing makes a tri geek happier than shiny things with bells and whistles. Here’s a list of some fantastic items for the endurance geek in your life.

What Causes Fatigue In High-Intensity Endurance Sports?

For endurance athletes, fatigue is perhaps the single most important performance factor to understand. A new study explores the role of metabolic factors and temperature in fatigue onset.

Is Ultra-Endurance Training Good or Bad for Your Health?

You would think running a marathon every day for seven days straight might have a bad impact on your health, but a recent study suggests otherwise.

How to Ride Faster With No Training: How the Weights of Your Bike and You Matter

Time for a little high school physics so if you can decide if that fancy cycling gear that saves you a few grams of weight is actually worth your money or not.

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