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Hot Days: How to keep your endurance workload up on hot summer days

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments 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.

 

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1. Get out early: Getting out early before the heat rises is ke...

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Quick and Easy Changes You Can Make To Improve Your Race Times

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 11:23 AM Comments 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.

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(Peace with Inches: One of my favorite motivational speaches).

 

1. Once per week train with someone who is faster than you. Incorporate t...

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Positive Affirmation and How it Can Help You Get to The Finish Stronger and Faster

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 12:35 PM Comments 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.

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(Part I)

 

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How to Swim the Crawl

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to swimming the thing that is going to make or break you is form. Unlike other endurance activities such as running and cycling swimming is done in the water (surprise!)

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Because of this it is vital that you cut through the water in the most efficient manner. So, without further ado I give ...

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Tapering for Endurance Athletes: A literature review

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Tapering for endurance athletes is a complex process. Elements that contribute to it are training volume, intensity, and frequency, amount of “skill” involved in the sport, and physiological factors. Tapering was broken down into three categories minor taper, moderate taper, and major taper. It is recommended that an athlete have 1 major taper, 1-2 moderate tapers, and 2-3 minor tapers.

 

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Exercise Zones: The proper training paces and workout zones for your routine

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the most common phrases I hear at the gym is “I only want to work in my fat burning zone because that burns the most fat.” Well…yes and no. Yes, working in the fat burning zone burns the highest percentage of calories from fat. However, it does not burn the most calories (and no matter what any ridiculous late night infomercial tells you, a calorie is a calorie, is a calorie, no matter what form in comes in they all store the same). With that said, I am going to clear...

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