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Training Distribution for Triathletes

If you’re new to triathlon, equal training among the three sports may be all you need. But for advanced athletes, a more sophisticated approach involves unequal distribution between the disciplines.
Recovery

Recovery 101

Coach Trevor Connor explains the complex immune system response that leads to recovery, and why it happens in the first place.
VO2max test with Erica Clevenger

Could Respiration Be Your Limiter?

Athletes spend much of their time training their legs and heart. What about our lungs? Steve Neal breaks down the components of respiration to help explain why it could be holding you back.
Xert's version of the PMC

An Introduction to Training Metrics, Part 2

The interrelationship between form, fitness, and fatigue is the basis for quantifying training load. Performance Management Charts help athletes visualize and interpret that balance. Coach Trevor Connor explains the science.
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An Introduction to Training Metrics, Part 1

Physiologists and coaches have attempted to quantify training through both external and internal measures. We review the primary training metrics and detail the benefits and shortcomings of each.
lactate-workload plot of thresholds

The True Definition of Threshold

Your lactate threshold may not be what you think it is. Coach Trevor Connor explores the true definition of this physiological turn point.
Lone cyclist training on empty road

Your Guide to High-Intensity Training

High-intensity training has many proven benefits, and several significant limitations. We explore the science of HIT, and suggest the most effective high-intensity intervals.
Perform, Eat, Recover, Sleep, Repeat

How to Maximize Recovery During Multi-Day Events

Stage races and other multi-day events offer special challenges, particularly when it comes to recovery. We explore three of the key elements to maintaining good performances day after day.
mountain bike race

What to Pack for a Mountain Bike Race

These simple, critical tips from a veteran mountain bike coach will help you reduce race-day stress, increase enjoyment, and improve your chances of a great performance at your next off-road event.