endurance sports

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.
What is it about power meters that makes them useful when measuring training or performance? Why not just use heart rate or speed?
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?
Endurance sports take a lot of training time, but there are things we learn that can benefit other areas of our lives.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
You might have heard static stretching before strength training can dampen performance. A new study found the same thing applies to endurance sports.
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.
Join us on this easy-to-follow plan as we get you started toward successfully completing your very first sprint-length triathlon.
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.
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.
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.