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If watching the Olympics was an Olympic sport I’d have a gold medal. I am obsessed. I’m also super into reading about all the behind the scenes stuff on the athletes. One of the hot topics is illegal drug use (doping). More than 100 Russian athletes were banned from the games for using banned drugs.
For coaches getting started with a new athlete, or for self-coached athletes, analyzing the details around fitness history, strengths and weaknesses, response to training load, and more helps to more quickly develop a truly effective program. Coach Eric Griffin outlines how he uses WKO4 to gain faster insights.
Mental toughness is often what separates a good athlete from a great one. Columnist and author Brad Stulberg moderated the Psychology of High Performance Panel at the 2016 Endurance Coaching Summit and offers his key takeaways from the session.
This Olympic-distance specific set will get you ready for your next 1500-meter swim. The A set is based on intervals of 1:20–1:30 per 100. The B set is based on intervals of 1:50–2:00 per 100. The C set is 2,000–2,500 yards/meters total and based on a rest interval.