Tag Archives: periodization

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...
Read more

XTerra Training: Where to start?

A prior version of this article, was published in October 2015. I’ve updated the article to reflect my current views on training. While the article is geared for XTerra, the concepts apply to any endurance sport. I like titles that have more than one meaning. As the title of this...
Read more

Guest Article: WHY YOU NEED A NUTRITION PLAN FOR YOUR NEXT RACE

The following article comes from friend and listener Jeff Rothschild. Jeff Rothschild is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. This article is a great primer for this month’s discussion with Jeff! Here’s why you need a nutrition plan for your next race...
Read more

Fat Burning – Why It’s Overrated for the Competitive Endurance Athlete

The following article comes from friend and listener Jeff Rothschild. Jeff Rothschild is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. This article is a great complement to my recent Tipcasts on why fat burning is over-rated for endurance athletes. We’ll be talking with Jeff in some future podcasts! Fat...
Read more

Forward Thinking (part 2)… The next steps in your strategic carb intake

The following article comes from friend and listener Jeff Rothschild. Jeff Rothschild is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. This is part 2 of a great article on periodizing your carbohydrate intake. We’ll be talking with Jeff in some future podcasts! Forward Thinking (part 2)… The next steps...
Read more

Guest Article: FORWARD THINKING… DAILY CARBOHYDRATE PERIODIZATION FOR ATHLETES (PART 1)

The following article comes from friend and listener Jeff Rothschild. Jeff Rothschild is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. This is great article on periodizing your carbohydrate intake. We’ll be talking with Jeff in some future podcasts! Forward Thinking… Daily carbohydrate periodization for athletes (part 1)...
Read more