Running Economy

Speed is an important attribute in many sports and improvements in speed are highly coveted. In a simplistic view, to improve speed you need to increase stride length and/or stride rate. Many athletes and coaches initially concentrate on improving stride length only to find that both stride rate and speed decrease. It is perhaps more … [Read more…]

Effects of Heat on Performance

by George Chester, Ultra Cycling Coaching Summer heat has an impact on your performance very similar to altitude and should be taken equally seriously in how you plan and perform you training. Like altitudes of 7000 , temperatures in and above 90 degrees Fahrenheit will cause power declines of 10% or more depending on acclimatization. … [Read more…]