Tag Archives: power

ESP Tipcast 72 follow-up: Building toward 2016

On Tipcast 72 I discussed the importance of using your off-season as a springboard for next season’s success. Sound like old advice? Yup, you’re right. But the truth is, many athletes still fall well short of the mark in the off-season by resting too much, or simply having no coherent...
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Performance Optimal: Can micro-dosing really improve performance?

In a continuing series of articles and podcast as we lead up to the World Cycling Championships in September, I delve into doping through micro-dosing. As testing has became more stringent in the 2000’s, it is believed that athletes, including pro cyclists, moved to micro-dosing drugs like EPO to reap...
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Redemption comes at XTerra RVA!

Flashback to 2013: I was coming into amazing form, probably the best since I quit racing half a decade earlier. Luck seemed to be on my side at that year’s Xterra East Champs in Richmond, when huge amounts of rain saw the swim cancelled and the even turned into a duathlon....
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Road trip 2015: USAT off-road natz/Xterra SouthEast

Well I’ve put this off long enough! I had planned to build an entire series off my road trip to Alabama, but things never worked out the way I anticipated. Here’s my story: For the past 3 years I’ve headed off to Pelham, AL for the Xterra southeast regional championships...
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Bullshit Science: Advertisements are not research

One of the trends I think we’ve all seen in recent years are the number of formerly good websites that disguise paid advertisements as independent articles. In fact, it has become difficult for me to actually read an article on any Competitor website (e.g., Velo) article without feeling like someone...
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Blood lactate and thresholds: another look

A couple of months ago I read an article by Dr. Inigo San Milan, a leading exercise scientist and training consultant. In it he explains the in’s and outs of lactate and lactate threshold. As far as layperson article goes, its hits the mark, and far be it from me...
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