Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 05 Mar 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

How Does SRAM Red ETap Compare to Shimano Di2?

Training/Racing Articles

What to Expect Before, During and After Your First IRONMAN
Don’t Let Social Media Be Toxic to Your Confidence
The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down
How Road Cyclists Can Use Off-Road Riding to Get Stronger

Nutrition Articles

14 Simple Ways to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau


Book of the Week

Fast After 50 is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come.

For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn’t have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the most current research on aging and sports performance, Joe Friel, America’s leading endurance sports coach, shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50.

In his groundbreaking book Fast After 50, Friel offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age. Friel shows athletes how to extend their racing careers for decades and race to win.

Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance:

  • How the body’s response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan, and how to avoid overtraining
  • How to shed body fat and regain muscle density
  • How to create a progressive plan for training, rest, recovery, and competition
  • Workout guidelines, field tests, and intensity measurement

In Fast After 50, Joe Friel shows athletes that age is just a number–and race results are the only numbers that count.

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Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 19 Feb 17

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