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TP (not that kind of TP) 101

  You’ve probably heard me harp on this before: Train + Rest = improved performance or capacity. But HOW MUCH training? And HOW MUCH resting? And how do you quantify it? Miles? Hours? Unfortunately, Volume (miles or hours) isn’t a more »

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Freshness Isn’t Just for Fruit.

We’ve all been there. It’s the heart of a training season, or even a racing season. We’ve been working hard. We’ve been seeing results. But then we aren’t. Somehow we get “flat” or “burnt,” and we can’t keep up anymore. more »

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The Training Diary

It’s tempting to distill performance down to single numbers, to define ourselves by our FTP, our MAF pace, or our Personal Best. These numbers are easy to understand, and give us a sense of surety in our place in the more »

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The Process

“Why don’t you do the half-marathon?” I asked her. My friend had just asked me if I thought she could race a marathon off the couch in 4 weeks. Could she have finished the marathon? Sure. She’s fit, and has more »

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Joe’s 2017 imperial Challenge Race Recap

It all started with the ice. I had just dropped off my skis and boots in the transition zone at the base of the ski area, and was driving the bike course backwards. “Oh (*&#^,” I thought, “This is a more »

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