Few topics in endurance sports are more misunderstood and draw more ire than hydration and electrolyte sports drinks. Trevor Connor explores the biochemical mechanics to show what happens when we drink salty sports drinks.
Every athlete of any ability level can benefit from the guidance of a good coach. We explore the coach-athlete relationship, and offer advice on how to reap the greatest rewards from working with a coach.
Member Jimmy from the U.K. says, “We might not see racing in the U.K. until late summer at the earliest. For experienced cyclists, is focusing on base building the best approach right now?” Join the conversation!
Dr. Stephen Cheung, Head Coach Ryan Kohler, and Coach Trevor Connor all share their workout profiles and break down what they see in the numbers from this popular interval workout format. Join the conversation!
Coaches Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor discuss how to write out your nutrition plan, how to determine what nutrition will be available at aid stations, estimating nutrition needs between aid stations, and much more.
Dr. Seiler and his daughter Siren talk about intensity zones, peaking and riding the wave, recovery diagnostics, strength training, pistol squat PRs, Paula Radcliffe, and the loneliness of the high-level female endurance athlete.
If your dad were a world-class exercise physiologist like, say, Dr. Stephen Seiler, how would you train? Probably pretty effectively. In this case study of one, Dr. Seiler chats with his daughter and runner, Siren, to review her career and training methods.
In an age when athletes often focus on the specifics, we address the importance of focusing on the fundamentals: training, recovery, and functioning gear—the things that will bring you the greatest return for your investment of time, sweat, and energy.
Learn how to reframe your mindset about training. Let’s throw away outdated athletic goals in terms of “climbing mountains.” Rather, think about your athletic journey as an orbital path with your Dream, Goal, or Objective at one point, three-quarters of the way around the orbit.