endurance training

If you've gotten into endurance sports you've probably gotten good at enduring pain for long periods of time. But are you actually getting faster? Here is my advice for improving your times.
C’mon body, just two weeks to go. One more big dance and I promise I won’t do anything too stupid to you for the rest of the year.
The treadmill may be a symbol of globo gyms, but I've come to appreciate it, both for my old joints and the specific training it can offer. Here are 2 workouts guaranteed to improve your performance.
No injuries to report this week, thank goodness. However I did face some mental battles this week and my biggest struggle has been getting outside my own head.
Most research on nutrition is done with the participants in a fasted state. A new review looked at research conducted on more "real life" situations to determine the necessity of post-workout carbs.
This week was a recovery week. I also got my VO2 max tested, which was an intense but cool experience. The results were great and gave me a nice confidence boost for the Ironman race in 8 weeks.
This week I focused on my short-term goals and I think it really paid off. These baby steps will go a long way in preparing me for my bigger, long-term goals like the Great Wall of China marathon.
Training for a triathlon? Getting into swimming and/or cycling? There's some very important etiquette you need to understand and some of it could be the difference between injury and safety.
I took some time off of training due to injury and life changes, but now that I'm settled I have my eye on my next challenge - the 2013 Great Wall of China Marathon!
You read about training programs all the time, but how do you adapt them into what's useful for you? Read along while I break down how I adapted Wendler's 5/3/1 to fit my endurance training goals.
A recent study showed that ultramarathon runners lost 6% of the gray matter in their brains by the time they completed their race. Are endurance sports bad for your brain health?
"Power Speed Endurance" is the new book from CrossFit Endurance founder, Brian MacKenzie. It outlines in great detail skills including swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, and mobility.
When training goes right it goes right. Every now and then you get a little kick, a surge beyond what you expect. This has been that week - and it came just in time for my half ironman next weekend.
For cyclists, one key area to focus on when weight training to improve your performance is your hamstrings. Here are three exercises you need to be doing, and how to plan your workouts.
Hurricane Sandy shut down the NYC Marathon, so I created my own neighborhood marathon instead - running 2 marathons in 3 weeks. My kids even made me a medal!
For endurance athletes it is a fine balance between volume and intensity in their training. New research looks at helping cyclists increase their VO2 max with high intensity running intervals.
Ironman training starts next week, so I spent this week trying out my wetsuit and preparing my new bike. Also, an unexpected cure for my calf problems: lots of back bends. Who would have thought?