Workouts for 5K runners wanting to run longer or faster


Once runners have caught the competitive running bug I usually hear two requests. I want to run in longer races or I want to run faster 5ks. For 5K specialists that want to run in longer distance races the trick is to increase mileage and training volume safely over several weeks/months. I have seen many 5k specialists who will just … Read More

Consistency – traits of great athletes


In the last article I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered sacrifice. I wrote about how great athletes don’t see that what they are doing as a sacrifice, but part of what needs to be done. Prior to this I wrote about grit and how great athletes use grit to overcome odds. I think that some would … Read More

Avoiding illness this season


I hate getting sick! I am pretty sure I am not alone. We endurance athletes are a funny bunch. We are more than willing to hammer for hours on end on the bike, run mile after mile, complete brick after brick and strength train like Olympic weight lifters without a complaint. Inevitably we all push our luck, get sick and … Read More

Lessons Learned From The Field – ITT


Hey everyone hope that the riding, running and racing season has been a rewarding one! Its been a long while since I posted a lessons learned post and was thinking about some of the new the new things I have been putting into practice this season while racing in Individual Time Trials. I have spent the better part of the … Read More

Top 5 ways to beat the heat this summer


As cyclists and runners we endurance athletes have to deal with all kinds of ridiculous weather. So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite articles to help you with training and racing in the heat. Here is hoping that you end up feeling less parched than a dried lake bed after reading the articles! Understanding how … Read More

The Mid Season Break


Well as of the writing of this article it is the middle of the racing and event season for most Cyclists, Runners and Multisport athletes. By now you have completed base training, build training and have been racing and or participating in non-competitive events. You maybe getting tired too! The mid season break, as I like to refer to it … Read More