Elevation Correction for Explained


Elevation Correction is a feature on, allowing you to apply correction to your GPS workouts. As good as GPS devices are for tracking speed and distance, they suffer in the ability to record accurate elevation data. This is just an inherent limitation to GPS technology.

Efficiency Factor and Decoupling


Joe Friel explains the concepts of "Efficiency Factor" and "Decoupling." The two factors allow athletes to track changes in overall fitness.

8 Training Mistakes to Avoid in 2012


As 2012 approaches, this is a great time to sit down and think about how to avoid some basic but all too common training mistakes in the upcoming season. Here is my list of the top eight mistakes to avoid in 2012.

The Tired Athlete: Understanding Fatigue and Recovery


Are you constantly fatigued? Here's how you can use the Performance Management Chart to tell if you are overreaching or overtraining.

Top 10 Reasons Exercise Is Bad For You


There are people who need to exercise, and who absolutely benefit from exercise. But exercise also has a dark side - dangerous disadvantages that affect thousands of people each day.

TJ Tollakson’s Ironman Lake Placid Winning Race Report and Power Data


On Sunday, July 24, over 2,000 athletes competed in the 13th Ironman Lake Placid. Last year's winner, Ben Hoffman, was back to defend his title (coming off several 70.3 wins over the past year, including Branson, Boise and Munice), but he faced a tough men's field, including Luke Bell (Hawaii 70.3 champ), Eduardo Sturla (IM Brazil winner), and TJ Tollakson (coming off a solid race at IM St. George and a win at Eagleman). Tollakson led the race from nearly the get-go. He came o

10 Ways to Enhance Your Sprint Triathlon Training


Are you thinking about signing up for a sprint triathlon this year? From Ben Greenfield, here are 10 ways to make your sprint triathlon training productive, efficient and enjoyable.

The Development of the Training Stress Score


The advent of the power meter or more specifically, the ability to record every second the wattage, heart rate, cadence, etc. has allowed us to discover more specific details of our training, but as a coach, I really needed to be able to quantify the exact training ‘dose' more simply than 2 x 20 minute intervals at FTP. I needed a score.

Interval Workouts for Triathlon Training


How would you like to improve your race performance by three percent in four weeks? Three percent isn't much, you say? Well, that would mean going from a 2:30 Olympic-distance finish time to a 2:25. For an Ironman three percent off of a 12-hour time would put you at the finish line 21 minutes sooner. Intervals are the key to such gains — if you do the workouts correctly.

Brick Workout Alternatives


In the world of multisport athletes, bike-run or “brick” workouts are very common. One of the main reasons behind brick workouts is to get the athlete accustomed to running well while fatigued after coming off the bike. Here are some other brick-type workouts to increase performance.

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