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Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 08 May 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.dcrainmaker.com/2016/05/hands-on-with-the-new-garmin-vivomove.html

Are these the most stylish sports watches in the market?

http://www.sportzhub.com/article/ironman-announces-changes-to-global-competition-rules-to-counter-technological-fraud.html

Ironman cracks down on people looking to use motors on their bike.

Training/Racing Blogs

http://www.sportzhub.com/article/godzone-16-seagate-story.html

From Team Seagate Sophie Hart talks us through GODZone Chapter 5,

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/6-key-workouts-to-prepare-for-your-ironman-70-3

Here are some key sessions that you can use as part of your training for a half Ironman/70.3.

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/how-to-train-for-your-first-half-marathon

Some training and racing tips for your first half marathon. Keep an eye out for my book on training for your first half marathon due out in September.

Nutrition Blogs

http://www.eattoperform.com/2015/01/08/nutrition-myths-that-need-to-die/

This is possibly the best Nutrition article I’ve read ALL year.

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/grain-wheat-debate

Food for thought regardless of whether you are in one of the ‘camps’ or not.

http://www.niashanks.com/teacher-lost-weight-eating-mcdonalds/

I don’t recommend eating McDonalds for 180 days straight. But this guy did AND lost weight. There are some key life lessons in this one.

YouTube

One of the three Grand Tours has just started, here is Global Cycling Network’s preview of the the Giro d’Italia.

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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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