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A Better Way to Run “Over-Under” Running Workouts

Ask any elite triathlete or runner about some of their most effective workouts and it’s highly likely that so-called “over-under” workouts will come up fairly quickly because they are devastatingly effective. I’ve always performed miserably at these workouts but I’ve

Posted in Running Products, Running Training

Never Plan Steady Threshold Intervals

After racing this year, I am rethinking my approach to polarized training and currently need a hard focus on lactate threshold (FTP) work.  Yesterday, I rode the classic 2 x 20min at FTP and failed miserably.  I thought this was

Posted in Cycling Training, Running Training, Training

USAT Duathlon National Championship (Bend, Oregon) – A Race Report and Lessons Learned

This wasn’t my greatest race result by a long shot, but it was the result that I deserved.  As I mentioned in my last post, my body has been a house of cards this year.  Maybe a teetering stack of

Posted in Big Races, Cycling Training, General Training Ideas, Injury Prevention and Treatment, Recovery Products, Running Training

Using EMS Before a Big Race

In about a month, I am competing in the ITU World Duathlon Championship in Aviles, Spain.  Then, about three weeks, later, it’s on to USAT Duathlon Nationals (with a rather hilly bike course).  Yet in the last two races I’ve

Posted in General Training Ideas

Periodization to Varied Training

In my last race report, I hinted that I would be elaborating on some of my recent training ideas.  This isn’t exactly a new idea for me– it’s just particularly acute for me this time of year.  Add to that

Posted in General Training Ideas, Training, Uncategorized

An Example of Using Muscle Oxygenation During Interval Workouts

A little over a week ago, I ran some hard intervals at the track with my muscle oxygen sensor.  I really should have been watching my muscle oxygen values a bit more closely as they would have made the workout a

Posted in Training

Training Different Kinds of Runners

Every week, I get flooded with emails promising to make me a better person.  Nothing new there.  Among the promises to cure baldness, erectile dysfunction, and the other ravages of old age, there are also emails that promise to improve my

Posted in Injury Prevention and Treatment, Running Training, Training