How do you determine your heart rate training zones for running and cycling? Read this guide to find out--excerpted from The Triathlete's Training Guide. One option you have for gauging your intensity during training is a heart rate monitor. Heart rate training is particularly useful for running and cycling. The more the terrain varies the less accurate pace is as an … [Read more...] about How to Determine Your Heart Rate Training Zones
What do your training zones mean in terms of intensity levels and the types of training effects you are trying to achieve? Read this guide to find out--excerpted from The Triathlete's Training Guide. Your training zones are the target ranges (of heart rate, pace or perceived exertion) that will be used to prescribe workout intensities. It is important to recognize that there … [Read more...] about What Are Training Zones?
How to Cope with Cold-Induced Diuresis Let’s see if this sounds familiar. You decide to jump into a race during the winter as part of your training program. You prepare the same way you would for a summer race. But after you arrive at the race site in the morning and begin your warmup, you find yourself visiting the loo more often than usual—or, worse, you find yourself … [Read more...] about Why Does Running in Cold Weather Make Me Pee More?
Unless you’re vacationing on a tropical beach, the chill of winter can sometimes present a challenge to training as usual. But as long as you are prepared—and dress the part—winter can be an incredibly rewarding time of the year to train outside. Here are a few tips on how to dress appropriately for winter training. Despite cooler temperatures, the body still sweats when … [Read more...] about How to Dress for Cold Weather Training
Sunglasses that fold up into the palm of your hand?! When I saw these new Rudy Project Synform sunglasses, I was immediately intrigued with the foldable design. My mind entertained thoughts of easy stowage in a pack while running or traveling. But how convenient would the sunglasses be in actual practice? And how well would they perform in their main job as eye protection … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Rudy Project Synform Sunglasses