80: Principles of Training
This episode gets in the basic principles of training. Whether you are a coach, an athlete with a coach or a self-coached athlete, it all comes down to managing training stress. To better understand that, we must first understand the basic principles of training, which include the following:
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Do you own a power meter? If not, I’m sure you have heard of them by now. All of the top competitors and age group athletes that want to get the absolute most out of their training have a power meter.
Here’s the deal: using a power meter while training not only lets you know exactly where you’re at in terms of intensity, but the data can be used to quantify training load and manage your performance.
What about a power meter while racing? For the athletes that know how to use it properly on race day, they have a HUGE advantage over you. Here’s how: they can use the Training Stress Score equation to determine the exact power output and speed that is required to ride a course in a specific time, generating a specific training stress, all of which allows them to run as best as possible off the bike.
Want to learn more about how athletes who either have a power meter AND understand how to use it a huge advantage over you? Check out episode 56 “Keys to an IRONMAN Race plan” and today’s episode, “How to Dominate an IRONMAN Bike Course.”
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We are now into May, the triathlon season has kicked off and well underway. What is the biggest challenge you’re facing with your training or racing so far?
If you have a late-season IRONMAN, now is the time to find the right coach for your journey! Endurance Sports University has guided and assisted thousands of athletes through their IRONMAN journey from first timers to Kona qualifiers.
Endurance Sports University has a limited number of open slot on their 2016 IRONMAN roster so contact them now by heading over to http://endurancesportsuniversity.com/consult or you can text “ESUCONSULT” to 44222 to see if ESU can help you achieve your IRONMAN racing goals.
Two things to keep in mind: if you register for 12-months of coaching, you get the free power meter we mentioned previously. The second and even better part: we have a “finisher guarantee” or a “performance” guarantee with all IRONMAN races. Either you finish the race or hit your performance goal, we’ll pay for your for your race entry. Of course there are more details to the program such as having a power meter and GPS device, and uploading your files to training peaks. Contact ESU for more information on the free power meter and/or the finisher or performance guarantee!
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