Tagged: Ironman

Triathlon Training: High Intensity for High Performance

By Chris Carmichael For a group that is perceived to be one of the hardest-working groups of endurance athletes, it’s surprising to see how resistant some triathletes are to high-intensity training. Triathletes will ride, run or swim all day long; and pack more individual training sessions into a week or a month than any other…

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Triathlon Training: A Workout to Pump Up the Benefits of Your Long Runs

  By Jason Koop, CTS Premier Coach While some athletes have trouble making the connection between complicated interval workouts and race-day performance, virtually everyone understands the basic concept behind long runs, long rides, and endurance swim sessions. Your event is a long endurance race; therefore it makes sense that you need some relatively long training…

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Recovery Timing for Perfect Intervals

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach So, you’re all ready to go out for your workout. You have a few gels in your pocket, your Trek Madone or Speed Concept is gleaming in the warm sun with a bottle of water and bottle of Gu Electrolyte Brew sports drink, your Smith glasses are sitting in…

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Start Boosting Your Running Speed Before Winter is Over

By Rebecca Kurtz, CTS Expert Coach Triathletes and runners are familiar with Fartlek intervals, but many reserve them for periods of the year that are closer to their goal races. They are often seen as race-specific or race-prep workouts, but they can also be used to build your energy systems. These intervals are above-threshold running…

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