|Posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:20 PM||comments (2)|
When an athlete crosses over the lactic threshold they have begun to accumulate lactate at a rate which the body cannot clear from the muscles back into the blood stream faster than it is being produced.
Although lactic acid is not what causes the burning sensation in your muscles and hence is not a bad thing like we commonly believe it is, the discomfort is produced by a metabol...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 20, 2011 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
If you’re an endurance athlete, chances are you have heard of the terms anaerobic threshold and / or lactic threshold. These two terms are often used interchangeably because they occur at almost the same time (lactic threshold occurring slightly earlier). They are the result of two different yet related mechanisms.
The lactic threshold occurs slightly before the anaerobic thresho...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Sticking to your training plan can be tough in the summer. It can be dangerous too if the right precautions are not taken. Use these tips to make sure your summer training load stays strong and safe when the temps rise.
1. Get out early: Getting out early before the heat rises is ke...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 28, 2011 at 12:54 PM||comments (0)|
Thinking back to high school cross country I can remember doing 1200m repeats up at the Great Lawn in Manchester by The Sea. We would be out there in mid October with the ocean wind wiping in our face as we maneuvered around rocks, trees, and bushes in what was named our course for the workout.
(The only picture of the Great Lawn I could f...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM||comments (0)|
Come race day any number of things can happen that will destroy your chances of hitting a PR. It could be snowing, you could have had something for breakfast that isn’t agreeing with you, or you could have had a work or family emergency that has kept you up late all week. When things like this come up it is important to remember that they are beyond your control and there is nothing you could have done to prevent it. Simply note what happened so you can avoid it in the future. Do not pl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 5, 2010 at 11:53 AM||comments (0)|
The most fundamental aspect of endurance sports and is building your base, yet far too often I see people struggling through intervals without a proper base built up first to help them sustain the high intensity of interval training. Yes it is true; intervals are how you get faster. However, trying to perform quality intervals without a base is going to get you nowhere fast. Here are the three basics to building your base before you get out there and become a roaring roadster with no gas.... Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 28, 2010 at 11:23 AM||comments (0)|
Here is a quick list of changes you can make to your training strategy that will improve your race times regardless of your current ability.
(Peace with Inches: One of my favorite motivational speaches).
1. Once per week train with someone who is faster than you. Incorporate t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 15, 2010 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
You’re coming up to the home stretch of your race and you’re running on empty. You feel as if the finish will never come or if it does it will be with you in a stretcher. Then all of a sudden you get this surge of energy that blasts you through the finish.
Sound fam...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 28, 2010 at 2:07 PM||comments (0)|
Here are a couple of workouts you can do either outside or inside the gym.
These Workouts can be performed either running, cycling, or on an elliptical. Use the Training Intensity Scale to guide you.
Workout 1: VO2 Max Workout (Endurance)
Warm up: 5-10 min. @ 9-10
1. 30 se...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM||comments (0)|
We’ve all been there. We are having the game of our lives Friday night, then Saturday morning it hurts to move our back, or we smash our old PR in a race on Saturday morning and can’t walk down stairs on Sunday. Sometimes we say to ourselves “is it really worth being so sore for days after my event that I can barely walk?
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