Tag Archives: injury

Running more miles relates to faster races for some, but not more injuries

Following twitter I often read arm chair experts draw erroneous conclusions on many studies, so I was not surprised to read world-renowned armchair physiologist Alan Couzans conclude that a recent study by Fokkema et al. supported the notion that high volume is the secret to fast performance. Why? Because Alan’s...
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How I hate February: Getting past a training black hole

Moving past that training #blackhole requires some insight. Here are my #ESPPodcast #tips. I am going to wager that all of us have that month of the year where despite all our planning and hard work, training just goes pear shaped. In recent memory it has been February for me, and...
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Season in peril: Hitting the RESET button

The following is based on Tipcast 41: Season in peril This topic is dedicated to all those who have worked so hard for that goal and despite everything you tried, your season came unglued. Compete long enough and it will happen to you; just ask Alberto Contador and Chris Froome....
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Once more unto the breach

After a fast start to the spring, I ended up sick then injured. However, it gave me time to reflect and remind me of where Ive been the past 18 mo. injuries suck, whether traumatic or chronic. The instinct of an athlete is to lose as little fitness as possible...
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Lessons learned

What a great start to the season this has been…sorta. I kept thinking back in Florida, “Wow, PR in the 5 k without anything but easy miles, and then a solid swim and overall result in the tri opener. BUT, strong starts always lead to set backs.” Still, I put...
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