TBC Podcast on Running Power Meters

If you're looking to learn more about running power meters, the boys from TrainingBible Coaching, Scott and Adam, had me on their show to discuss the new book coming out in May on this new technology. You can listen to it here: Title: Part 3 Running Power Meters http://trainingbible.libsyn.com It was a great interview, where I begin to explain some of th...

Triathlon 2.0 - Data Driven Performance Training Now Available

I am happy to announce that a book I have been working on for almost 4 years has finally come to fruition. Triathlon 2.0 - Data Driven Performance Training is a book for those athletes who want to use numbers, data and technology to maximize performance. If you use a power meter for cycling, and a GPS for running, this will help you maximize it. Th...

Opinion: Ryan Hall Retirement

One of the things I have tried in the past to stay away from have been controversial topics and opinions, but I think the time has come where that needs to change. I will now  occasionally  use this blog to share opinions on things, because I need to be honest with athletes if I am truly a figurehead in the endurance sports world. Which l...

Finding Your Run FTP & Setting Up in TrainingPeaks

The first of many writings on running power meters, this one posted at TrainingPeaks.... Running With Power: How to Find Your Run FTP If you are now currently using a power meter for running, like the new Stryd or RPM2 products, you likely are wondering how you can utilize the tool to maximize the benefit of the technology in your train...

CrossFit and Endurance Athletes

I received an email today from a coach asking about my thoughts on CrossFit for endurance athletes. It's an interesting topic. I have experience, both as an athlete and coach, working with CrossFit and endurance sports. Note, I am not speaking about CrossFit Endurance, simply CrossFit. Here's the email from Jane.... I was wondering if cross fit training...

Speaking on Running Power Meters in Kona 2015

While in Kona, I spoke at the Ironman Expo, for RPM2, (pronounced RPM squared), about the possibilities of power meters for running, as their product is one of this new technology.

Natural Running Network Podcast on Power Meters for Running

I recently did an interview on the Natural Running Network Podcast, discussing power meters for running, their potential, what we know so far, and more. You can find the podcast interview here:  http://www.naturalrunningnetwork.com/power-running-the-future-is-now/ You can expect a lot more posts coming soon on power meters for running, how they w...

Data vs. Perception - An Example of the Relationship

One of my athletes logged a bike workout this week where he said... "Loved the workout   tonight . I feel like my power is going the wrong way." But when I looked at the workout, and how it compared, it was his best session under me, for the type of workout it was, and his best 6 min power output in a year. When I replied to hi...

Presenting Benchmark Testing for Power at Interbike

I am looking forward to presenting the Benchmark Testing For Power at the Slowtwitch Cycling Power Coaching Certification Course at Interbike. I will teach coaches how  to test for Functional Threshold Power, as well as other key tests, and how to interpret the results, and where those athletes rate based on the tests, which is also coming out in m...

Ironman and 70.3 Speed and Pace Charts

Many athletes want to achieve a certain split, either for the bike or run, but have little idea of how fast that split actually is. The following charts are little cheat sheets I created for reference of the actual speed/pace that correlates to the time/split. For running, we did it in both min/km and min/mile. Special thanks to Dan Feeney, for his help cre...

7 Pre-Workout Routines for Better Performance

Here's an article I wrote for TrainingPeaks, which discusses some great routines I use with my athletes. 7 Pre-Workout Routines for Better Performance Have you ever stumbled out of bed and wondered why it takes so long for you to gain your balance or be able to walk straight? Or have you ever sat for so long in a car or at a desk that the first few s...

It's Important to Know Your FTP

I had an email discussion today with an athlete who uses power, but told me they weren't sure of their FTP. Though it is great this athlete made the leap to use power and the data to help their training, but without a baseline point to use from which to judge the numbers, they really don't mean much. The athlete stated to me they guessed their power was som...

It's not always sunshine and nice breezes

Some athletes have an unrealistic expectation that every session should be a great one. That every training run should be faster than the one before it. That every day you should feel fresh and strong. That if you're tired, you should just quit the session and do nothing. Every training day, just like every day in life, isn't a sun-shinny day. You've just g...

USA Triathlon and NCAA Triathlon - Next Step

Big news today out of the world of triathlon, and the growth of the sport at the collegiate, NCAA level.... http://www.usatriathlon.org/news/articles/2015/4/042315-ncaa-grant-awards.aspx Pretty impressive to see a major D1 progam from the PAC-12 make the investment in a triathlon program. Excellent that other schools involved too, but when a big player i...

Test Workouts and Data

One of the biggest reasons I use data with athletes isn't to simply stare at numbers and restrict athletes with the numbers. It's actually to help the athlete see their improvement, raising their confidence as the key events near, so they are on the start line, prepared and believing they can perform well. Yesterday, an athlete logged this in TrainingPeaks, ...

Now is the time...

To address all the things you've been ignoring. Things in training you've not been doing over the past year, like types of workouts, different warm-ups, testing new products, different bike position, new strength routine, your diet, new training group, new coach, or whatever else you think might need to be changed. You can't wait until the middle of the sea...

Pre-Workout Preparation and Routine

Trainingpeaks asked me to write an article on things to do before a workout, and I thought it was a great topic. I think a lot of athletes just jump into a workout, without proper preparation to maximize the time and investment. Here's what I wrote.... 5 Things to Do Before Every Workout Many athletes start their workout by lacing up their shoes or...

Race Planning - Better than Good

“Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.” -           Mike Tyson Mike Tyson was one of the most feared fighters in the history of boxing. Yet, there were plenty of experts in the sport who spoke of his weaknesses and how to beat him, as th...

Hard to do Positive Things with a Negative Focus

I said something the other day to one of my athletes.... "It's hard to accomplish positive things if you are constantly focused on negatives." So often, athletes ruin any sense of confidence in themselves, by focusing on the negatives of their performances, training, lifestyle or injuries. Many miss the enjoyment of training and improving, and most certa...

Training Doesn't have to be Complicated to be Successful

I hear a lot of athletes and coaches spouting out their knowledge about training, using complex terms, or creating complicated workouts. It really doesn't need to be complicated to be successful though. If I put a list of the most important things, complicated or super-scientific training isn't listed anywhere near the top. Things that are near the top? Con...