ATC: Workouts to Build Power, Strength Training for Healthy Knees, Yay or Nay to HR in the Pool, VO2 Sessions for Masters Athletes, New Years Resolutions, and More

January 3, 2014
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Happy New Year! Our first episode of the year with answers to your questions and more:
-Lucho and Tawnee’s highlights of 2013 highlights and 2014 New Year’s resolutions
-Whether to use heart rate training in swimming – yay or nay, and how best to gauge intensity
-Recommendations for power-building sessions for half-Ironman racing (bike with power meter, run, etc)
-Three week trip during peak Ironman training — suggestions about how to keep training while traveling internationally
-Strengthening muscles surrounding the knee and that promote stability
-Will Lucho ever get a fat tire bike? With all that amazing snow in CO?
-Should you use a race to check fitness/test, i.e. half ironman to prep for a full IM or 50 mile run to prep for a 100k
-VO2 work for masters athletes in the base phase — are the necessary, when and how?
-What key training run in the final days of training for a marathon is the best indicator of possible performance on race day? How would you determine your final race pace?
-VASA for swim training
-Using strength training to trash legs for an ultra “double day” of training or just to back to back runs

-Getting back to running after suffering inflamed medial plica
…and more!
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