Training


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Tapering For Your Marathon to Guarantee Success

  

A good marathon taper can make up to a five-percent increase in your finishing time. Here are some key takeaways for how to plan your taper wisely so you are rested and ready to tackle 26.2.


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An Analysis of CANYON//SRAM’s Elena Cecchini’s Runner-Up Finish at the 2017 Ronde van Drenthe

  

Canyon SRAM Racing’s Elena Cecchini took a gamble in the final 10K of the race that paid off. Here’s a look at what she, her coach and her data can tell us about how it all went down.


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Integrating Strength Work During Race Season

  

Strength work is a valuable part of your training regimen both as a way to improve power output and for preventing injuries. Here’s a guide for how to continue to reap the benefits of strength work even during racing season.


3 Ways to Heat Acclimatize When You Live in a Cold Climate

  

Most triathletes plan for everything on race day—except the heat. Prepare your body for hot weather beforehand using these three acclimation strategies coupled with a solid hydration and nutrition plan for a successful race.


How Zwift Academy, TrainingPeaks and the CANYON//SRAM Racing Team are Modernizing Talent Identification Programs

  

When 38-year-old Leah Thorvilson—a former elite marathon runner with relatively little cycling experience—joined the 2016 Zwift Academy, she was simply looking for a way to rehab from surgery. What she got instead was a pro cycling contract and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Power Analysis: Cannondale-Drapac’s Will Clarke at Milan San Remo

  

In his first Milan San Remo, Cannondale-Drapac’s Will Clarke managed to get in the main break early on and stay in it for most of this grueling, 291-kilometer long spring classic. Here’s an inside look into what his power file tells us about his race.


Using Your “Personal Yardstick” to Measure Progress

  

The key to measuring your progress toward any goal is understanding that you are the one who creates the metric system.


Why Triathletes Should Learn Multiple Swim Strokes

  

While most triathletes never bother to learn butterfly or breaststroke, there are many benefits—including injury prevention and an improved freestyle technique— to focusing on other competitive swim strokes. Here’s how to get started.


How to Prepare for the Start of Racing Season

  

Now that racing season is right around the corner, honing in on the right plan is key for training the right way so that you show up on race day in the best shape possible.


Stop Counting Calories If You Want to Lose Weight

  

For many endurance athletes, calories in do not equal calories out. If you have trouble losing weight despite heavy training and a restricted diet, the problem may be in what and when you’re eating and not how much.


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