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The Power of the "OFF" Switch By Coach Troy Clifton

Monday, July 13, 2015 2:32:51 PM America/New_York

For most endurance athletes, there comes a time each year when they are evaluating what is next on their calendar. Many athletes choose to just continue down the path of race, race, race, race, then the weather gets cold, so they do marathons, half marathons, and more race, race, race. At some point, the body is going to start to reject this mentality and regiment.Read More
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Hard-Easy - Coach Joe Friel

Thursday, July 9, 2015 9:27:26 AM America/New_York

Joe Friel has trained endurance athletes since 1980. His clients are elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes, and duathletes. They come from all corners of the globe and include American and foreign national champions, world championship competitors, and an Olympian.Read More
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The Sweat Rate Test

Thursday, July 9, 2015 9:23:22 AM America/New_York

Sweat Rate Testing. Most athletes this time of year find themselves measuring and analyzing things like VO2 Max, Lactic Threshold, etc. On the hydration side of this is Sweat Rate testing. Understanding the amount of fluids your body uses and loses on a per hour basis can give you a much better understanding of how many ounces of fluids you need to be replacing each of activity. Below is a great way to find what your sweat rate is.Read More

Alleviate stress for improved training by Coach Scott Horns

Thursday, July 9, 2015 9:20:53 AM America/New_York

I know that sounds like an obvious statement, but it is still hard to do in everyday life. Even when things are a bit chaotic, most of us seem to under estimate the effects of stress on the body. As athletes we look at our training, equipment, and nutrition in hopes of a faster race and improving our fitness level.Read More
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Metabolic Efficiency: Friend or Foe to Performance?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 9:39:59 AM America/New_York

By Shannon Grady, MS Exercise Physiologist, CEO/Founder Go! Athletics. The newest fad being touted as the “secret to success” for endurance training is to train and eat to become “metabolically efficient”. What exactly does this mean? The term efficiency combined with metabolism sounds like an athlete’s dream, especially to an endurance athlete. After all, efficiency means to “save energy without waste or unnecessary effort.” Well, this surely must be the key to success for endurance performance; go as long as possible and waste as little energy as possible. Unfortunately, this new fad is just that, a FAD! “Metabolic efficiency” training or fueling to enhance performance will come at a cost, a big cost which happens to be your performance.Read More
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