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The Endurance Blog

An obsession with training output can seriously mess with your head...

If you read page 1 of most 'coaching books' it will start with 'monitoring progress'. If you keep a training diary, you will hopefully see your power output or running speed progressing on a weekly basis, throughout the training plan. There's a general view that when you train, you should 'progress' from week to week and you can 'track your progress' by recording metrics.  I've got to be honest... I've never started a training program and watched my power output increase week on week in a progressive, linear fashion. Generally I have good days and bad days, some weeks I feel...

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Swim Club Blog: Is Swimming The Least Important Of The 3 Triathlon Disciplines?

I've heard it so many times I've heard it so many times... "the swim is the shortest part of the triathlon, you spend much more time on the bike and run, so your training time should reflect that". If you're a weaker swimmer then that might be music to your ears, but sadly it's not the truth and I'm here to explain why you need to re-think your view. Every year I see triathletes lining up at the start of the swim, dreading the first discipline. You can tell that all they're thinking is "once this is over and I...

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The Injurance Blog pt2 - Plantar Fasciitis and endurance athletes

In addition to our regular Endurance Blog, which covers topics related to endurance coaching and nutrition, we will also be publishing Injurance Blog, which cover common injury topics for endurance athletes. We work in conjunction with A6 Physiotherapy and Axis Podiatry who contribute their expert advice for each blog post. If you have any questions, post them on THE ENDURANCE STORE Facebook Page, where this blog in posted. Owning a running store, possibly the most common injury we see is plantar fasciitis, which is pain in the bottom of the foot or under the heel bone. It can prevent you...

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Training for the Ironman? Things to consider with your LONG RIDE

Entered Ironman? Here's some simple tips for your cycle training... 1. You need to reach a point where you ride over 100 miles on a regular basis. On race day you will have to ride 112 miles and have enough energy left to run a full marathon. Anyone who tells you that 80 miles will be far enough in training is most likely trying to make themselves feel better because they don't want to ride further than 80 miles either. If 80 is your longest ride, on Ironman day you will still have at least 2 hours of extra riding...

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The Injurance Blog pt1 - Hot Foot & Morton's Neuroma in endurance athletes

In addition to our regular Endurance Blog, which covers topics related to endurance coaching and nutrition, we will also be publishing Injurance Blog, which cover common injury topics for endurance athletes. We work in conjunction with A6 Physiotherapy and Axis Podiatry who contribute their expert advice for each blog post. If you have any questions, post them on THE ENDURANCE STORE Facebook Page, where this blog in posted. Having competed in Ironman triathlon and ultra running events for many years, one of the common complaints I hear is 'hot foot'. It can affect cyclists just as much, if not more...

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