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How are you handling your long runs?

How are you handling your long runs?

Back 2 years ago, I was having issues making the long runs work, and feeling like they were helping my training instead of hurting it, or at minimum not helping much. Then, I listened to this podcast and it changed a lot of things for me and the athletes I coach. Make...

POOLS ARE CLOSED, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!?

POOLS ARE CLOSED, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!?

What the state of affairs around the world here on March 19, 2020, everyone has been shaken up and schedule, routines and daily life has been flipped on it's head.  I know for me personally, all pools and gyms around me are closed, as they should be, and I am home...

BARE PERFORMANCE NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN REVIEW

BARE PERFORMANCE NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN REVIEW

Check out the latest product review for Bare Performance Nutrition whey protein.  We have been using different flavors in our house for a few weeks and the true test of a product that you pay for, not given to us for the review, is would you buy it again!?  Watch and...

Set up your Garmin for triathlon training

Set up your Garmin for triathlon training

This post will serve as some basics to get you up and running with your new Garmin fitness watch. Most of this will be based on the Fenix 5X Plus, however the Fenix series and multisport series watches are very similar. At the end of the day if you have any questions...

PROTEIN PANCAKES

PROTEIN PANCAKES

1/2 scoop protein powder - we use vegan, but vanilla, whey, etc would work as well.  Depends on taste, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg white 1/4 cup oat flour...

CBD Usage in IRONMAN

CBD Usage in IRONMAN

Wow... USAT partners with CBD company.... Kansas City Marathon partners with CBD company as well... never thought I'd see the day when major endurance event brands are going into the nebulous supplement markets.  I mean, I get the monetary implications of these brands...

GYST TRIATHLON BACKPACK KICKSTARTER

GYST TRIATHLON BACKPACK KICKSTARTER

It's the off season... what's that mean?  Time to replace your haggard gear. I try to avoid pimping too much gear and deals on the posts,  but I have been a fan of GYST for a while now (and they are a Set The Pace partner) and they have a new backpack aimed at...

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TIP OF THE WEEK // Easing back in after time off

So many of us are in limbo right now. Are we racing? Are we not? Having to work from home, be a house parent, home school teacher... SO MUCH HAS CHANGED...

Lets say you fell of your plan, but the race is still on and you need to get back on the train. Do you just jump in where you should be? Jump in where you left off?

Here's some tips.

1. Do not jump back into the plan where you should be if it's been a few weeks, maybe even a week. General rule of thumb is no more than a 10% increase week over week.

2. Do not jump right back into intense workouts. First week or two, go easy workouts and focus on volume in small chunks.

3. You may have to be aggressive depending on the length of race and where you are in the plan. Max out that 10% each week to get back on track, but watch the body. Any signs of over fatigue, back off.

4. You made need a shift of the weeks. Instead of build cycles with transition weeks to allow recovery, you may have to shift to each week being a build while adjusting the total load to not end up over trained with not enough rest.

5. Consider breaking up longer workouts over many days to get the volume in and not overload and need recovery after one monster day.

6. Better to be 10% under trained than 1% over... so the saying goes. Some truth to it, but don't stress over trying to make up for lost time. You cannot cram at the last minute for this test.

7. Listen to your body. If you think you have a smart plan and you have issues popping up, reassess. Change the plans, adjust, do what you need to be healthy on race day.

8. Worst case if you have let it go too long, review your options if you can get any refund, deferral or whatever you can.

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