How to Make A Comeback—Even If It’s Been a While


Making a comeback can be hard, especially if it's been years since you left competitive sports. Lance Watson outlines four steps to find your way back.

How to Use the TrainingPeaks Subjective Feedback to Measure Internal Training Load


Simply doing prescribed workouts is only half of the equation: Robert Mann shows us how to track perceived exertion to optimize training.

Athletes and Blood Clots: Know Your Risks


Athletes are at particular risk of developing a potentially harmful blood clot, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Here's why, and how you can manage the risk.

Heavy Lifting for Endurance Athletes


Lifting heavy weights to improve endurance performance might seem counterintuitive, but it can benefit distance athletes more than you might think.

Five Ways Runners Can Benefit From Deadlifting


When runners think of strength training, many go straight to the squat. But the deadlift is actually a more effective exercise that can be less disruptive to your training.

Why, When, and How to Use A Foam Roller


While nothing can quite replicate a good sports massage, you can enjoy many of the same benefits at home (or between massages) with a foam roller. 

Fitness Testing for Triathletes—How Do You Measure Up?


You can't improve what you can't measure. Try these fitness tests for every sport to make sure your training is on track.

Data Analysis: Shaving 30 Minutes Off A Marathon PR


See what a PR-shattering season looks like, by the numbers. Coach Andrew Simmons gives us a season-long view on what it takes to see huge results.

Sidelined: Reduce Stress to Avoid Injury


Although injury is a risk you accept when you make the choice to pursue athletic endeavors, reducing stress can mitigate that risk.

What To Do When Your Taper Doesn’t Go as Planned


Even the most meticulously planned taper can go awry. Here's what to do if (when) the week leading up to raceday goes haywire.

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