How do you determine your swimming pace zones? Read this guide to find out--excerpted from The Triathlete's Training Guide. Pace is another means of measuring and monitoring your training intensity. The advantage of pace is that it can be easily gauged with a watch or pace clock. Pace works best when the terrain is relatively constant, such as in the pool. But pace can be … [Read more...] about How to Determine Your Swimming Pace 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?
In a previous article, I discussed my list of the eight most valuable metrics for triathletes. In this article, I want to address a more fundamental question. What is the point of training with data? This question may not even seem worthy of discussion given the fact that training with data is something we simply do in the modern world. Of course we train with data. Why … [Read more...] about Why Train with Data?
In today’s world where big data reigns supreme and the Quantified Self movement promises self-knowledge through numbers, anything that can be measured often is. And if it can’t be measured today, the right technology is sure to be just around the corner. In many ways, athletes have been at the forefront of this drive to measure and collect data about the self—at least when … [Read more...] about The 8 Most Valuable Metrics for Triathletes