Endurance

Alex Fucks Up

By the time I’d gone a mile back up the trail, I had been in the heat for too long. Dehydrated from travel and altitude (Tusayan is at 6600 feet, and I’m a bloody sea level flatlander), lulled into a false sense of security by the lack of sweat (Training in North Carolina, humidity around 70% makes you VERY aware when it’s hot, and you hydrate accordingly), and having taken in far less food and electrolytes than usual, my body was already well into the red. I felt good, but that didn’t mean systems weren’t teetering on disaster.

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Refining Your Auto-Regulation: From Big To Small

Written By: Peter Baker In the last piece, I talked about how to train for specific events should you find yourself competing in contests that require multiple events. If you recall, when something wasn’t right for you to do, you’d use your body’s biofeedback to assess your training protocol. However, what happens if all your…

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Strength Training For Ironman Athletes

Written By: Andrew Read If you ever want to start an argument with an endurance athlete, simply mention strength training. Just as many in the strength world are heavily opposed to endurance work, there are just as many angry haters in the endurance world when it comes to strength training. But then even the fans…

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Chattanooga 70.3 Race Report

By: Jon Fecik The Lead Up What I’ve discovered about myself in the last year working with Marilyn is that I’m a fast athlete, but not necessarily a strong and durable one. I can move pretty fast (although I always need to get faster), but I break down and slow down pretty easily. Ironman racing…

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Six Week Brick Workout Progression

Written By: Jon Fecik Brick workouts are a tool in your workout arsenal to help you become a better duathlete or triathlete. At a basic level, a brick is a workout where you ride your bike and follow it up with a run. It gets its name from duathlete Matt Brick who coined the term,…

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What I Learned From My Own Gait Analysis

Written By: Paul Robichaux Like most runners, I’ve gradually accumulated a catalog of minor aches and pains as I run. Distance, pace, and terrain all influence how you feel during and after a run, and so do accumulated injuries– once you sustain an injury, you’re generally going to be more susceptible to re-injuring the same part.…

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