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Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 15 Jan 17

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Click on the images to link through to the article.

Technology/Equipment Articles

Early Look: Zwift in VR!
Early Look: Zwift in VR!

Training/Racing Articles

The 5 Different Types of Hill Work You Should Be Doing Now
The 5 Different Types of Hill Work You Should Be Doing Now
Technical Endurance Swimming Part 2: Critical Slow Speed Swimming
Technical Endurance Swimming Part 2: Critical Slow Speed Swimming
How Bad Do You Want It? — A Closer Look at the Mind’s Role in Endurance Sports
How Bad Do You Want It? — A Closer Look at the Mind’s Role in Endurance Sports
Avoid these common training mistakes
Avoid these common training mistakes
One-Hour Workout: 3 Indoor Brick Options
One-Hour Workout: 3 Indoor Brick Options
Nine tips for stronger swimming
Nine tips for stronger swimming

Nutrition Articles

Constant cravings? Here’s 18 evidence-backed (or anecdotal) tips that will curb them.
Constant cravings? Here’s 18 evidence-backed (or anecdotal) tips that will curb them.
Nail Your 2017 Nutrition Goals
Nail Your 2017 Nutrition Goals

Book of the Week

Imagine training with the best distance runners and running coaches of our time, learning their favourite and most effective workouts and discovering their hard-earned secrets to success. With Running Tough you’ll find yourself running side by side with such world-class runners as Bill Rodgers, Libbie Hickman, Frank Shorter, Arthur Lydiard, Ron Clarke, Emil Zatopek, and Adam Goucher, tasting their unwavering dedication and determination, and viewing firsthand their training runs.

Written by prolific running journalist Michael Sandrock, Running Tough organises the workouts by training goals to create a user-friendly handbook. This allows you to develop a customised training plan using the most appropriate workouts for training and racing.

YouTube

8 Of The Best Smart Bike Tech From CES 2017

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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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