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Five Ways to Achieve Your Goals in 2015

by Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, METS It's that time of the year where goal setting becomes the main focal point for most individuals. There are many ways to go about achieving your goals, but the following five tips will help you achieve greatest success in 2015! 1. Focus on the process, not the outcome The most successful individuals who attain their goals focus on the process of getting there instead of the main outcome. There are two types of goals: outcome and process. Outcome goals are the big ones: your main race of the year, losing 20 pounds,..  - Read More

High-Intensity Interval Training and the Aging Athlete

© Joe Friel For athletes who have been in their sports for a long time, as in several decades, performance declines as they move north of 50 years of age. The research tells us that there are two reasons for this. One is that the aerobic capacity (VO2max) declines with age. This appears to be inevitable. The other is that most older athletes gravitate to long, slow distance (LSD) training. This is not inevitable and fully within one's control. In those aging athletes who continue to do high-intensity training, aerobic capacity drops slowly, at a rate of about 0.5% per..  - Read More

Post-Season Training with Pro Triathlete Sarah Piampiano

  Hello Post Season! Post-season is a time we all look forward to as our competition seasons come to a close. It allows more time with friends and family, more opportunities to indulge and stay up late - more time to be less structured. I tend to take 3-4 weeks of total rest after my last race of the season. I return to "Post-season" training only when my body and mind feel refreshed. I take the time off seriously as I don't like risking burn out, fatigue or over-training as a new season approaches. Once training starts up again, my..  - Read More

Conquering Kona: 3 Questions with Meredith Kessler

In the weeks leading up to the Ironman National Championships we had a chance to ask Meredith Kessler about how she prepares to take the world's stage in Kona. 1. What does it feel like to be the favorite US female pro heading into Kona? There are many US favorites; There are a talented bunch of females and on any given day, one have us has the ability to pull out a very successful race. My job is to prepare as well as I can, aim to execute to the best of my ability on race day, and then see..  - Read More

Pro Tip: Dealing With The Heat by Chris McDonald

As most of us are likely training year round and do not have the ability to escape the summer heat, we all recognize that it is harder to train when it is HOT!  The perceived effort is greater, and race and training times typically suffer accordingly. Why does this happen? What happens to the body at a physiological level?  Most importantly, how should we adjust workouts and race expectations to best weather the weather? There are many studies out there that generally recognized that for every 10-degree increase in air temperature above 55 degrees, there's a 1.5 percent to 3..  - Read More

A case for mountain bike power meters

Guest post from PowerTap assistant engineer and PRO Mountain Biker, Joe Maloney. Like most people who ride bikes, I didn't start with a power meter. Heck I didn't even start out with racing. I grew up riding with my dad and fell in love with pushing myself to the next level. 10 miles, then 20 miles, 30, 40, and so on. This was well before power became the standard for road training. As time passed, biking changed from hobby to obsession and I have been training seriously for a few years now. When racing and training on the road, power..  - Read More

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