Training Concepts

Periodization, polarized training, interval workouts—your performance depends on how you train. Master the key training concepts in endurance sports and you will look at every workout with new eyes.

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Relaxing during the offseason

The Benefits of Taking an Offseason

Many athletes worry that they will lose fitness, or detrain, if they skip too many days of training. While detraining does occur over time, there are also many benefits to taking a break.
Go slow to be fast

Go Slow to Be Fast

The concepts of central and peripheral conditioning help explain why an effective training base period leads to speed and durability in the race season.
Trevor Connor running from lions

Running From Lions

Why our bodies can often fool us, and the signs you should look for during your peak, in recovery weeks, and at the end of big training blocks
Fast Talk interval Chris Case

This Is an Interval

Revisit the fundamentals of aerobic versus anaerobic pathways, and understanding more advanced principles of interval training.