Archive for July, 2011

Endurance Nation – Meet The Team: 2011 Ironman 70.3 Vineman and Racine

This weekend we have 17 or so TeamEN folks at Vineman in NorCal and Racine in Wisconsin.  Many of our vets will be out as well as some new members.  They all have their “One Thing” with an eye on race execution.  Because on race day it isn’t about fitness, it’s about execution!

Meet a few of our folks below.

Ed Gross

Ironman 70.3 Racine

I’m 28, from Chicago, Read the rest of this entry

Endurance Nation – Weekly Race Report – 7/10/11

After no races to report last week here is the official Endurance Nation results update for the week ending on 7/10/2011. EN had a total of 2 athletes race in two separate races. Congrats to both — you can read the full details below.

If you’d like to join our age group members in training to be your best, please create a FREE Five Day Trial Membership here or consider Read the rest of this entry

Endurance Nation – The Ironman Run/Walk?

“Should I walk the aid stations at my next Ironman run or just run through them?”

We’ve been recommending a run/walk strategy for our athletes and at our “Four Keys” pre-race talk for years. It works and these are our thoughts:

Run through the aid station to the last water, gel, coke, sportsdrink guy/gal, whatever your needs are for that aid station. Get it and walk Read the rest of this entry

Endurance Nation – Meet The Team: 2011 Ironman 70.3 Muncie

Things are heating up in Indiana in more ways than one as TeamEN descends on Muncie this Saturday!  We have 12 racers getting ready to show the tri-world yet again how we get the deal done!  It’s all about execution, baby!

Now meet a few of our TeamEN Rock Stars below!

Andy Schmutz

I am married to my wonderful wife Sheri, who will be my support staff for the race.  Our 2 kids (4 Read the rest of this entry

Endurance Nation – Fatigue, FTP, & Your Final Weeks

It sure looks fast…now how will you ride it?
photo credit: Alex Kehr


There are two very important questions that you, as an Ironman athlete, have to be ready to answer about your bike fitness heading into the final eight weeks of your Ironman or Half Ironman training cycle. First you have to know what your Functional Threshold Power (link?) is, or at least the Heart Rate equivalent. Second, Read the rest of this entry

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