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Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 14 February 2016

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here.

Technology/Equipment Blogs

http://www.powertap.com/post/blog-14-coach-conversations-hunter-allen-advantages-of-powertap

Hunter Allen is the guru of power training. Here he discusses PowerTap hubs. I’ve been riding PowerTap hubs for many years for training and racing, thanks to the team at Wheelworks.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/02/10/wheelworks-nz-shows-off-their-wheel-smashing-uci-drop-test/

Bike rumour do a review of the high standards and thorough testing the Wheelworks do.

http://triathlon.competitor.com/2016/02/gear-tech/a-new-device-to-help-you-swim-straight_128097#yyY5cd3T7eS0JqF9.99

Having problems swimming in a straight line in the open water? This could be your saviour.

http://www.velominati.com/etiquette/dream-job/

Not so much about equipment but how your equipment should be.

Training Blogs

http://www.ftpcoaching.com/top-six-gifts-to-give-your-coach/

Even if Christmas was over a month ago, you can still give your coach these gifts.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/specific-ali-dennis

The importance of doing specific technique drills for swimming and running.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/11/training-center/relax-and-recover-the-art-of-resting-hard_388979

How to get the most out of and enhance your recovery.

Race Report

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/sport/76656677/wellingtonian-fiona-hayvice-wins-the-tarawera-ultramarathon-100-race

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503345&objectid=11585648

Tarawera Ultra Marathon is a massive deal

Nutrition Blogs

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/sweet-potatoes-vs-potatoes-infographic

Potatoes have been getting some bad press of late. Here are some interesting facts surrounding both potatoes and kumara and which one is better.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/03/a-diet-and-exercise-plan-to-lose-weight-and-gain-muscle/?_r=1

The importance of protein in weight loss.

YouTube


http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331774264487/mtb-community-mourns-loss-of-legend-kelly-mcgarry

This is what made Kelly McGarry famous. Unfortunately the Nelson Mountain biker died of a cardiac arrest last week in Queenstown.

Helmet cam footage of Kelly’s run at Red Bull Rampage 2013. Same as above but but from Kelly’s perspective.

What’s new in the world of Pro Cycling as seen at the Dubai Tour.

Lists from previous weeks can be found here.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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