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Melanie McQuaid wins the 2014 Boise IronMan 70.3.

How Much Recovery Is Enough?

World champion athlete and coach Melanie McQuaid details the numerous factors that impact how much recovery an athlete needs after long endurance events.
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Base Training for Time-Crunched Athletes

It’s hard to find time to fit in the long, slow miles that traditionally comprise the base season. Coach Trevor Connor offers suggestions for improving life-training balance, understanding quality versus quantity, and more.
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How to Get the Most from Zwift

Whether you’re looking to race, train, or test your fitness level, we explore best practices for using the virtual cycling and running platform.
Cyclist on indoor trainer

Indoor Cycling Basics

Chris Case explains why indoor cycling differs from outdoor riding, then offers tips to help you get the most out of your indoor sessions.
tired runner

Don’t Kill What You Love

Hard to define and often difficult to recognize, burnout is not only a mental struggle, it can also have physical symptoms. We explore the causes and consequences of burnout, and ways to keep the flame alive.
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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.