Race Day Nutrition
Meet TrainingPeaks Ambassador Matthew Pearce
By Lydia Tanner
Learn how this former kitesurfer and Royal Marine Commando turned trail runner. Hint: it involves being chased by bulls.
What is Training Periodization?
By Sarah Kaufmann
Understanding periodization is key to optimizing training adaptation. Here’s how it works, and how a coach can help...
Stay Laser-Focused While Avoiding Burnout
By Rob Lee
You can only make progress if you avoid burnout; here’s how to stay focused without losing perspective.
The Secret to Effective Training: Self Acceptance
By Kevin Koskella
Do you struggle to stay on track with your training, or get down when you fall short? You may need to revisit your...
Why Nutrient Density is More Important than Caloric Content
By James Eacott
Lay off the calorie-counting and focus on nutrients instead. You’ll likely enjoy more satiety, less inflammation, and...
4 New Natural Energy Gel Alternatives
By Carrie McCusker
Energy gels are ubiquitous in sports nutrition—but is there a better, more stomach-friendly way to get quick energy? Here...
Swim Fast by Swimming Straight
By John Post, MD
Swimming in open water can be stressful, but not if you’ve practiced these key skills. Find out how to sight,...
4 Workouts to Spice up Your Trail Running
By Andrew Simmons
If your standby workouts have you dreading your training runs, try these easy tweaks to stay engaged, hone your skills, and...
The Differences Between Running and Cycling Power
By Steve Palladino
Cycling power is a widely utilized metric, but run power is less common. Here are the key data differences to consider in...
How to Train for Mental Toughness
By Adam D’Agostino
Mental toughness, like physical fitness, is a skill honed over time. Here are four mental tools to help pull you through...
Do You Need a Coach?
By George Ganoung
Hiring an endurance coach is a viable option for athletes of all levels. Here are some things to consider when deciding...
Macrocycles, Mesocycles and Microcycles: Understanding the 3 Cycles of Periodization
By Tyrone Holmes
Understanding these three cycles of periodization training will allow you to prepare for your events more efficiently and...