Darkness fell as I made the final push to the thin-air summit of Colorado’s 14,100-foot Handies Peak, and I flipped on my headlamp and waist lamp. After traversing the summit peak and ridgeline to the north, I plunged off the…
Over the last few years it’s become increasingly obvious that the bikes we ride on the road, the types of road that we ride them on, and the types of events we participate in are changing dramatically.
Athletes often feel compelled to exercise longer and harder in order to improve. A problem arises, however, when you exercise beyond what your body tells you is acceptable, and you still feel as though you need to do more.
When you are developing your training program for a key event you should not overlook the specific racing conditions that you will face.
Whether you are an experienced endurance athlete or a beginner, there are many benefits to be had from training in a group environment. If you know how to use group training to your advantage it can elevate your fitness and give you a training stimulus that you would otherwise be unable to achieve.
Sometimes life gets in the way of training and there are only so many hours in a day. Given all that you have on your plate, how do you maximize your time while training for a race?
Welcome to the second part of a 6-month marathon training plan. At this point you’ve put in a good amount of work on your legs and they’re primed and ready for the next step.
As you embark on a new season of racing it is critical that you establish a plan to structure your training. The biggest mistake most athletes make is doing the same type of training day after day.
One of the longest standing debates in the world of endurance training is what type of training will give you the best dividends from your efforts.
We’ll be focusing on the basics of a good marathon training program; building mileage and aerobic strength, understanding the fundamental weekly schedule, and acclimating your body to the increasing stress load.