Tips & Tricks

Chain Waxing 101

By Coach John DiPalo We work hard for every watt we produce. But not all of those watts go into producing more speed. Sometimes, our equipment can get in the way of our speed. In this article, you’ll learn how to wax your chain to get more of your watts into forward propulsion. Waxing a[…]

So, You want to PR, Podium or Qualify for a Big Race: 5 Tips to Make it Happen

By Coach Maria Simone I like to make big dreams happen for my athletes and for myself. In many cases, these dreams revolve around aggressive time goals, standing on podiums, or qualifying for specific races, such as the Boston Marathon, World Championships 70.3/140.6, or Team USA.  When I work with an athlete long enough, we[…]

Finding Free Speed with Video Analysis

By Coach Maria Simone When I train, I often visualize different race-specific scenarios, and I especially love to pretend that someone (with an amazing accent – think Phil Liggett style) is narrating my workout. For example, one of my favorite sequences is to imagine myself in the final miles of a run. I see myself[…]

Race Day Pacing Strategies: Triathlon

By Coach Maria Simone In a previous article we reviewed race pacing basics for any type of endurance events. With those overarching guidelines in mind, let’s talk some specifics for triathlon. Triathlon is One Sport Regardless of your distance, it is important to remember that triathlon is one sport.  In practice this means that each[…]

Are you ready for the heat?

Tips to Manage Hot Training Days By Coach Maria Simone I’ll be brutally honest: you can’t beat the heat. It will have an impact on our watts, pace, and RPE, when compared to more temperate conditions. But, you absolutely can manage the effects of heat and humidity. In this post, we share our yearly reminders[…]

Cold Weather Training Tips: How to Enjoy Winter’s Bite

By Coach Maria Simone “The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.”  ~Hamlet  Cold weather has always made me think of this line from Hamlet. Coldness “biting” is such an apt metaphor for those winter days when we would rather stay under the covers than head outside to get our move on. But, there are[…]

6 Tips for Your DIY Endurance Training Camp

by Coach Maria Simone A training camp is a great way to put in focused training, without the worries and bustle of everyday life getting in the way. Long days of training, followed by great food and recovery support our growth as athletes. In the winter months, some lucky endurance sport enthusiasts may take time[…]

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