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The Endurance Blog

Plan Your Training Week For Maximal Impact

Training for 1 sport is bad enough. You need to do a long session, intervals, tempo work, strength training and a multitude of other workouts! If you're training for triathlon, the complications become even greater. Planning out your week can become a complicated process but it's important for you to understand that 'which session you do on which day' has a significant impact upon getting through your training plan successfully. What's the purpose of the session? I've mentioned many times that one of the key issues with the way people train, is that they do their easy stuff too hard...

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Open Water Swimming... Light At The End Of The Tunnel Part 2

The Endurance Store Swim Club provides you with simple swim training plans throughout the winter months. The plan runs October to October and is completely free. We only ask that you pre-register so that your training plans can be emailed directly. Registration is free and you may unsubscribe at any time from the Swim Club and stop receiving updates. Overview of the swim plan be seen below, but before you start you need to complete a test to set your swim paces, then register and download the sessions. GO HERE to register for swim club. Where were we? In last...

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Focus on the process, not the outcome

IRON Tips

If you've entered a major event this summer, I'm sure you've already started to think about 'what time' is achievable. Maybe you're running a marathon, an ultra event or taking part in an Ironman triathlon, but at some point, you've probably considered a finish time you would like to achieve, should everything go to plan. Your finish time is the 'OUTCOME' but you must be careful not to allow that outcome to dictate your race strategy on the day of the event. You will have already started to put together a PROCESS which you will follow, in terms of pacing...

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Open Water Swimming... Light At The End Of The Tunnel Part 1

Swim Club Swim Training Articles

The Endurance Store Swim Club provides you with simple swim training plans throughout the winter months. The plan runs October to October and is completely free. We only ask that you pre-register so that your training plans can be emailed directly. Registration is free and you may unsubscribe at any time from the Swim Club and stop receiving updates. Overview of the swim plan be seen below, but before you start you need to complete a test to set your swim paces, then register and download the sessions. GO HERE to register for swim club. During the many years I...

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Does 'mental toughness' exist? Probably not...

Run Club Run Training Articles Ultra Running Articles

Anyone who tells you that endurance racing is all about 'mental toughness' or 'mental strength' and NOT about physical training, probably hasn't done enough miles in training. I'm not a fan of the terms 'mental toughness' as I think it's a load of rubbish. In fact, the people who spout how 'mentally tough' they are the ones who generally drop out, whilst the quiet, unassuming, unnoticed person just keep going. The reality is this. If you've done a lot of training, you'll feel fine for most of the event. If you haven't, you'll start to get tired and your mood...

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