endurance sports

Midstance to Midstance Running Program Does Not Affect Performance

A new study found the MMR running method affects gait, but not performance.

The Unstoppable Passion of CrossFitters and Triathletes

Everyone who reads this site is serious about their fitness. But both CrossFitters and triathletes are special breeds.

Steady State Cardio Is Not Dumb - If You Do It Right

What's up with female endurance athletes getting "skinny fat"? I couldn’t find a single case of a man getting ready for an Ironman who gained weight.

What Not to Do Before Your Triathlon Race

You’d be surprised what you can learn about yourself, and about others, on race day.

How to Warm Up Properly for Your Cycling Event

A good warm up will enable your body to get to its working heart rate quicker. Starting from cold means your body has to work anaerobically for longer.

The Advantage of Training With a Power Meter

What is it about power meters that makes them useful when measuring training or performance? Why not just use heart rate or speed?

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.

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