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Periodization part 2: Finding what’s right for you!

This article was originally published in Nov of 2013. What follows is an updated version. You may also wish to listen to Tipcast’s 147 and 148 on this topic. In part 1 of Periodization: Concepts and Application, I reviewed the major models often mentioned and how the historical linear model as it...
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Periodization part 1: Concepts and Application

The modern concepts of periodization were developed in the 1960’s, and continue to evolve to accommodate the individual needs of a given sport. Without a doubt, sports science and technology have helped to drive training advances, including periodization, but the topic continues to create controversy and confusion within the training...
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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...
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2018 USAT Off-Road Nationals: Mission Accomplished

Yeah, I said it! After more there three decades and three sports, I was finally able to bring it all together in one race…the one race that really mattered. Up until about a week before the race I knew I needed a good race and luck. What I got a...
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2018 USAT Off-Road Nationals: All good things…

After months of training, including a lot of rehab on my left shoulder, and a relatively solid winter of training my preparation for this years Off-road tri nats really looking to be on target. A solid Xterra in April followed by my first win in Charlottesville really had me thinking...
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