2018 Coaches’ Choice Awards

2018 Coaches’ Choice Awards

As 2018 nears its end, it’s a great time to look back at your personal goals, your athletes’ goals, and, of course, the most popular and influential coaching content from the year. Here’s to another successful year of reaching your goals and learning from TrainingPeaks’ expert coach contributors.

Coaching “Race Weight” Intelligently: A Case Study by Chrissie Wellington and Andy Kirkland

Considering athlete weight in relation to performance is important when planning and executing training. But, where is the line between an increase in performance and encouraging an athlete to adopt unhealthy behaviors? Chrissie Wellington and Andy Kirkland take a look at one specific situation which crossed the line.

New Study Widens HRV Evidence for More Athletes by Simon Wegerif

Heart rate variability is a simple way to measure stress on the body, and Simon Wegerif, a noted expert on the subject, explores new research that widens the evidence supporting its effectiveness. Learn more about why you might want to consider adding HRV into the metrics you track as a coach.

9 Reasons Why Pool Speed May Not Translate to Openwater by Dan Bullock

It’s tough to transition to open water swimming after months of training in the pool. Coach Dan Bullock explains some of the typical reasons why athletes may not see their pool speed transition to the open water, and explores some methods that might help athletes with the change.

CoachCast: Intelligent Intensity with Stephen Seiler

On this year’s most popular episode of the TrainingPeaks CoachCast, Dave Schell and Cody Stephenson sat down with renowned sports scientist Stephen Seiler to discuss his research, how he applies his findings in his own training, and why you might be overcomplicating periodization.

How to Coach the Overly Busy Athlete by Mackenzie Madison

There is no doubt that endurance athletes are a busy bunch. Coach Mackenzie Madison shares her battle-tested tips for coaches  to better help manage their athletes’ lofty goals and limited time.