Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at
Building the aerobic base can produce good health, solid fitness and the capability to complete endurance events. However, if you want to go even faster, you need to add the top-end anaerobic training. Here are some basic guidelines to how to achieve this.
Why do anaerobic training?
High-intensity efforts (speed work or interval training) take you above the 80 per cent of maximum… Continue reading Anaerobic Training - For Triathletes and Triathlons
Monday, March 28th, 2011 at
Many Ironman athletes, training plans, and coaches schedule the weekly long run on Sunday after a long bike on Saturday. The reason is often given as “you need to practice running on tired legs.”
This is NOT a good idea and here’s why:
A long run on tired legs is just another opportunity to practice running slowly on tired legs vs running more quickly on fresher legs. The best way to become… Continue reading Endurance Nation - Stop Running Long on Sunday
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at
Legs won't recover from Triathlon Training!?
I am training for a half-ironman which is coming up in 6 days.
About two weeks ago I trained way too hard on the saturday and the sunday. So much that I had the ammonia smell coming out of my pores which indicates that my body was burning muscle instead of fat. Since then my legs have been… Continue reading Legs won't recover from Triathlon Training!?
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at
How do I quickly get in shape for a triathlon?
I am now a larger man in my early 30's, right at 30 actually. I used to be an amateur boxer so I am very familiar with certain aspects of endurance and strength training, however every thing I am reding and encountering is totally different. I guess I am actually asking for advise, web… Continue reading How do I quickly get in shape for a triathlon?
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at
What is the best, most reasonably priced, sports watch for triathlon training?
I was thinking of getting a sports watch for someone I know who is going to start doing a lot of triathlon training. I wanted to get them something they could use for cycling, running and swimming that is a really great athletic companion but isn't too expensive. Can anyone help me… Continue reading What is the best, most reasonably priced, sports watch for triathlon training?
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at
Ellen Charnley is a TeamEN member and has been with us for about nine months. She trained with us through IMAZ last year. But Ellen is no “ordinary” Ironman finisher — she underwent open heart surgery to fix several holes in heart less than 8 months before the race, and she has written a book, “Living Life to the Full — My Ironman Journey,” about her unique and lifechanging experience.
We… Continue reading Endurance Nation - “Living Life to the Full — My Ironman Journey,” by Ellen Charnley
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at
Triathlon Training (I'm going to ask this one until I'm either blue in the face or get a good answer!)
I teach high school English at an alternative school (students who have been removed from the mainstream educational system because they have serious social, emotional, and behavioral issues). A handful of my students have expressed an interest in competing in a triathlon and I'm… Continue reading Triathlon Training (I'm going to ask this one until I'm either blue in the face or get a good answer!)
Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at
A lot of athletes wear triathlon shoes for the safety of their feet and to reach the top of their performances. This special type of shoe is mostly used by professional runners and bicyclers. Many people tend to buy cheap or regular shoes for their sport activities, but they end up with terrible pains in their feet as well as their lower… Continue reading Triathlon Shoes - Overview and Importance
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at
It’s that time again, when we get to report on the data that really matters. Forget about w/kg, vDOT, or your LTHR…let’s talk about giving real money to organizations that are making a difference in the lives of others and improving the quality of life for us all.
Every month in 2011, Endurance Nation has pledged to award $250 to up to eight (8) member or training plan athletes who are… Continue reading Endurance Nation - Endurance Nation Kickstart Program Update: February 2011