Ask the Experts: What is Sweet Spot Training?

Many athletes have heard of Sweet Spot Training, but not all have implemented this tool into their training programs efficiently. When used properly, sweet spot training can help to improve your functional threshold power and your ability to conquer mentally difficult efforts.  What is Sweet Spot Training? Simply put, sweet spot training is efforts...

Ask the Experts: Triathlon Transitions Perfected

A triathlon consists of four disciplines: swim, bike, run, and transitions. Most often, we only spend time training on three of those disciplines. You train hours on end meticulously fine-tuning our cardiovascular engines to produce the results we desire. What about your transitions? Perhaps you have never given much thought to this discipline because...

How To: ELEMNT RIVAL Touchless Transition

              There have been many options for multisport watches that have surfaced throughout the years. Most of these watches offer what you’d expect: a lap timer for the swim, a computer for the bike, and a GPS unit for the run. When combined, these features seem to compile...

How To: Triathlon Training Plans for Beginners

You have signed up for your next triathlon or even your first triathlon, now what? You know it will involve a swim, a bike, and a run portion but you are unsure how to train for all three, at the same time. Fear not, you are not alone in this dilemma. Triathlon training will...

Ask the Experts: Tips for Running Through Tough Terrain

Words by Taylor Thomas at Thomas Endurance Coaching Most every runner has had the following experience: You’ve been running through neighborhoods and town paths and feeling great. Then you branch out to more technical terrain that involves climbing, descending, and managing your footing and you realize that this is a much different experience than the...

Ask the Experts: Stretching for Cyclists

Words by Taylor Thomas of Thomas Endurance Coaching Stretching is one of those topics that athletes seem to have strong opinions about. Some swear by it, and some swear that it’s not needed. Regardless of what side of the aisle you find yourself on, there are some proven benefits to carving out some time for...

Tips for Running in the Cold

Words by Taylor Thomas of Thomas Endurance Coaching As the weather begins to turn cold many runners head for the comfort of a treadmill. While there’s nothing wrong with training on a treadmill, the cold doesn’t have to be the reason you stay inside. Winter can be a great time to see your favorite roads...

Winter Base Miles? Do Them or Not?

Conventional wisdom holds that winter is the season of base training, also known as Long Steady Distance (LSD). This means countless hours riding at a steady mellow pace for weeks on end in order to lay a ‘foundation’ for the more intense training sessions in the spring and summer. Without all those base miles, the thinking...

How to Get and Keep that Winter Motivation

Motivation. It’s almost self-generating during long, mid-summer days. Wake up to Vitamin D flowing right in the bedroom window, a fresh cycling kit waiting for you on the dresser, and the sight of the training rides is almost ambrosial. We’re set…we’re connected pushing towards our goals. But motivation gets whacky when things get cold...

How to Build a Personal Cycling Training Camp

When most people hear the term “Cycling Training Camp,” they think of escaping to locations with warm weather, breathtaking scenery, and monumental climbs. Really the goal of any training camp is to get faster and fitter, and while that nice weather, beautiful sights, and long climbs can help, they are by no means necessary....

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