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The 2016 road season was a momentous one in which the Women’s WorldTour was introduced, Olympic champions were crowned and Lizzie Deignan passed the rainbow jersey onto her younger teammate Amalie Dideriksen.
Cycling has a rich history and one of the most powerful ways to connect with it is to resurrect a classic race bike. This can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the individual’s desires and resources, but what’s involved and what can be expected from the outcome?
The alleged use of hidden motors, so-called mechanical doping, remains a hot topic in cycling. It was first claimed in 2010, was ridiculed by some but then proven to be a possibility when a rider was caught in the 2016 World Cyclocross Championships.
The Long distance swimmer doesn’t expect you to understand them. If you only appreciate the power of their goals and the energy they have inside. It’s been over an hour and your teammates went to change. You aren’t even close to the end of your own training session. You’ve been swimming for three hours and have…
Today’s post was inspired by two things:
1. A book I read 25 years ago Zen in the Art of Archery by German philosophy professor Eugen Herrigel. The book’s main message is captured in this sentence: “A zen archer practices not to shoot bullseyes, but to achieve greater self-knowledge.” That was my first glimpse of a higher purpose for the swimming-improvement process TI had recently begun teaching.
2. An email from Liz Bippart, following our Open Water Camp at St. John USVI in early January. Liz read this post in which I explained that the starting point for improving performance in longer distance events is to know your time for a fairly short distance—100 yards or meters.
Learning how to flip turn correctly will speed you up in the water and help simulate the non-stop swimming triathletes encounter during an open-water swim.
It’s February. You have a three to four month window available right now to positively impact your triathlon run performances this season. If you want to be a triathlete who relishes the run leg rather than survives it, consider these five training strategies.
While running uses different types of muscle recruitment, depending on the type of riding you do it can be a valuable addition to your early season training when applied correctly.