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Ask the Coach: Ironman Wisconsin Bike Gearing

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photoI'm a fairly good climber but don't want to blow up on the run. I'm 60 and have a FTP of 230 watts. Any suggestions?

Building Base Over the Winter

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photoI'm reading and hearing a bunch about the winter time being a base building time - what do you mean by that? And what kind of base should I be thinking of for my type of goals for next summer?

Beginner Run Intervals

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photoIntervals help a runner manage the intensity and learn to push at a pace that’s out of their comfort zone. Learn these five intervals with example workouts.

Improving Your Pedal Stroke

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photoAlthough a computrainer can be a great asset to any athlete, it’s not the only way to improve your pedal stroke. I’ll list a number of pedaling drills below and how you can incorporate them.

Ask the Coach: Ironman Heart-Rate Zones

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photoI am spending most of my time in Z4 and Z5. My question is does this support my goal of completing the 26.2 in sufficient time based on the cut-off?

Off Season 7-11 Hour Plan
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Mountain versus Road Bike Training

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photoIf you are a person who feels safer on the trails rather than the road, but you still want to race, this article will help you better train.

Big Weeks: High Volume to Improve Your Training

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photoIs there any point in time of a training plan where a "big week" would be most optimal? This article discusses sports rotation and other high volume week options to improve.

Run Training by Heart Rate Zones

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photoHow and when to include speed sessions, tempo training and hill training into your running program.

Avoiding Burnout: Lead-up to My First Ironman Triathlon

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photoI recently registered for Ironman Florida. My ambition and dream was to take part in an Ironman. Does this schedule set me up for burnout, or should I just build the distances in 2013 very gradually?

Why Bricks are Necessary and How to Use Them in Your Training

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photoBrick workouts are one of THE most important parts of training that you should be doing. Read why and find example brick workouts for any distance.

Keeping Your Heart Rate in Zone 1 and 2

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photoI am a new runner and my heart rate spikes with a very small increase in effort. So, when I run 2 or 3 miles (non-stop), I jump up to Zone 3, 4, and 5 almost immediately. What can I do?

Masters Athlete Training

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photoAs a Masters athlete, recovery isn't as easy as in our youth. Here are tips on periodizing your build and rest weeks, recovery days and changing the long run and bike.

When does REST become DETRAINING?

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photoThere have been a few studies done on detraining. How quickly you lose fitness depends on how fit you are, how long you have been training, and how long you stop.

Peaking for an 'A' Race

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photoHow do you train for an A-race that is six months away? How do you peak for multiple A-races?
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Our coaching philosophy is to help you get the most out of your available training time. We don’t believe in junk mileage or useless workouts. We combine the most current research and triathlon training techniques with proven race strategies to help our athletes reach their goals.