40 Results for: offseason

We’re back! Loaded episode with answers to your questions on what can you do for exercise/strength with a broken hand/wrist, benefits/negatives of minimalist shoes and when to wear them, problem with MAP, reverse periodization v traditional  periodization and when it’s appropriate to use one vs. the other (hint: race distance/intensity matters!), build up cold-weather resistance and hypothermia in an ultra, training…

We answer your questions on how best to return to running after injury when marathon is the goal, when/if is it appropriate to switch to MAF training while still in race season, why you’d be getting major fatigue/soreness in upper thigh after runs, training for an ultra on the beach/sand and how much training on…

We discuss how to get back to training after an Ironman for some late-season shorter races, yoga and Pilates for endurance sports (compared with weight training), how much running and biking in the offseason to hold onto fitness,  best bike intervals to do to increase threshold in the off season and at what intensity, how to…

Ben Greenfield joins the show to answer your questions on why it’s imperative that we wash and soak our grains (especially for athletes) and how to do so, how to rebound from low estrogen, how does sport supplement dosage change during offseason/low training periods (i.e. MAP, Extreme Endurance), supplements related to fat metabolism like chromium picolinate and…

Lucho joins the show to answer your questions on how to approach the offseason when you want to maintain some fitness for next year but “let go” and recover to prevent mental/physical burnout, recovery tips for back-to-back marathon races, lottery and qualifying systems for ultraraces, importance of strength training, transitioning from triathlon to ultra, would…

Lucho joins to answer your questions on whether a guy should enter an women’s half marathon, doing a 60k and marathon on back-to-back days, pacing for downhill portions of a marathon, workouts to increase FTP on the bike  (as well as how to find FTP, measuring progress, how it applies to running, LT relationship, etc.),…

Lucho and Brock answer questions about: When to Lose Weight, How to Build Upper Body Strength, Elevation Training, Best Strength Training for Runners, and more!…

On this episode of Ask the Coaches: Article discussion: Weight machines vs. free weights It’s not an either or – they work synergistically. It depends: What are your goals? Machines may be safer for some (especially those new to weights). How to keep winter training motivation high when it’s lonely and cold? Cross country ski…

On this episode with Tawnee and Lucho: Journal of Strength & Conditioning Study mention: Acute Effects of Plyometric and Resistance Training on Running Economy in Trained Runners. Bottom line: Plyos and strength training temporarily reduce running economy. Don’t plan your key run in the 24hr after your plyos and heavy strength training: For Tawnee: Do…

On this episode of Ask the Coaches: Tawnee’s back from her break, and her and Lucho take some time to catch up and share the latest news, including that she’s pregnant! You can read more of Tawnee’s pregnancy blogs and follow her journey at tritawn.com. Study mention – Running Exercise Increases the Intervertebral Disc “Chronic running…


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