Training


Do You Tend to Overtrain? Let the Performance Management Chart Help Steer Your Way

  

Overtraining is a common mistake made by many endurance athletes. Using the Performance Management Chart can help you find the balancing point between just enough and too much.


13 Tips for Running in the Heat from Runner’s World

  

The summer months wear on athlete's as temps soar and days get longer. We'll give you some tips to make sure you get the most out of your training, no matter how hot it gets.


Tour of California vs. Tour de France

  

The Tour of California is just as difficult as the hardest week of the Tour de France; coach Dirk Friel explains why.


Load and Performance

  

One of the most common requests I receive as a coach is to don my prognosticator hat and answer the question “How fast will I go on race day”.


Scatter Graphs

  

Properly using Scatter Graphs can help you dig deeper into analyzing your power files and plot a variety of metrics against each other. Hunter Allen tells you how to use a Scatter Graph to give you the information you are looking for.


How to Know if You Are Overtraining

  

As the days are starting to get longer, now is a great time to be thinking about your upcoming season. Keep in mind this advice from Joe Friel on the dangers of over-training!


6 Reasons to Use Technology for Training

  

Have you ever stopped to consider why you use technology in your athletic life? Here's why you should.


What’s my Optimal Racing Weight?

  

All else being equal, the lighter you are, the better you will perform as a cyclist or runner. But, of course, all else is not equal. As you lose weight, various aspects of your internal physiology change, especially if your weight loss is primarily training induced.


Deliberate Undertraining

  

“It's better to be 10 percent undertrained than 5 percent overtrained.” I think we can agree that this rule is true in spirit, but not literally true.


Linear vs. Non-Linear Periodization in Running

  

Coach Matt Fitzgerald compares linear and non-linear methods of periodization and determines which method might be best.


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