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?

5 Ways Triathlon Can Increase Your Productivity

Endurance sports take a lot of training time, but there are things we learn that can benefit other areas of our lives.

Go Big or Don't Bother: 3 Steps to Fulfilling Lifelong Dreams

Of all the lessons I’ve learned, there is one that stands far above the rest as the most important: If you don’t aim big, you may as well not bother.

The Triathlon Show: New Equipment and Hot Trends

Every March as the weather begins to change, I seek out some inspiration and see what is new. Here are a few highlights from my adventure at this year’s Triathlon Show:

Training to Increase Your VO2 Max

VO2 may be largely genetic, but it can be influenced by training - by as much 15%. That would take me from a 57 to an incredible 65.5 and potentially drop more than twenty minutes off my marathon.

Calorie Restriction for Endurance Athletes: Why It's Not Always A Good Idea

A focus on reducing calories is common with triathletes who focus on weight as a metric of progress. What a lot of people forget is that your results are based on one simple metric: your time.

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.

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.

Tracking Progress in Endurance Sports: Old School Methods Still Work

There are a lot of fancy ways to measure progress in endurance sports, but a new study suggests all you really need is a heart rate monitor and GPS - or a watch and map if you're really old school.

Effects of Stride Angle on Running Economy

Running economy is a critical factor in race performance. A recent study investigated how stride angle affects running economy in experienced athletes.

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.

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