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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

Comparing Power Meter Data on a Bicycle

I have been playing with multiple power meters on my bike recently so that I can use a different power meter with my new disk wheels.  This has been a project since well before the ITU World Championship in early October.

Posted in Bike Tips, Cycling Training

Training Tip: Using Short Recovery Intervals in Your Training

This post covers two completely different training ideas that share a common link– very short recoveries.  They are both super-potent but in different ways.  First, I will talk about high-intensity intervals (HIIT).  Then I will also tackle using short recoveries in

Posted in Cycling Training, Running Training

Running Well Off the Bike

“It always comes down to the last run,” my old coach used to warn me.  Yet many triathletes and duathletes will admit that they have miserable final runs.  Their legs turn to blocks of concrete and their pace falls far

Posted in Cycling Training, General Training Ideas

Thinking About a Moxy Muscle Oxygen Sensor

I was recently telling my physical therapist that my BSX Insight had shipped and that I was excited to be doing tests of my lactate threshold– and his coworker asked me if it was the same as the Moxy muscle oxygen

Posted in Cycling Products, Cycling Training, Training

A Better Way to Run MaxVO2 Intervals

I’m about to tell you about one of my absolute favorite workouts because it is so darn effective at making people fast at running.  It’s a variation on a running workout that came out of some research about 14 years

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