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November 16, 2017

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and came across a captivating post by one of my Dutch competitors, Susan Krummins. She displaying a whiteboard  filled quite elaborately with her weekly training - a total work of art. Morning and afternoon sessions were...

October 13, 2017

After coming 2nd in the US Championship Series and 3rd at Spartan World Championships last season, you better believe my goal was to win everything this year. During my first year as a pro I had proven that I was someone to reckon with, and with a year of experience un...

September 28, 2017

It's the OCR race of the year - Spartan Worlds in Tahoe, California. The event goes down on Sept. 30th, and athletes from all over the world will be lining up and chasing glory. I'm no stranger to Tahoe after enduring a grueling battle to the podium last year at the Wo...

May 11, 2017

Have you ever seen runners do goofy-looking exercises before they begin their training sessions

? I’m talking about a seemingly random splattering of squats, lunges, stretches, back bends, and hip thrusts -leaving onlookers raising an eyebrow and wondering (perhaps out-...

May 1, 2017

I’m writing this blog in a coffee shop in Flagstaff Arizona, a small city located at an eye-opening 7000ft of elevation. Endurance athletes from all over the world flock to Flagstaff because of its temperate spring weather, appropriately high altitude, and close proxim...

In the off season, you hear all sorts of endurance athletes talking about building up their “aerobic base”, but very little about the next phase of training - aerobic power training which supercharges aerobic capacity.

What is aerobic capacity and why does it matter?


En...

March 3, 2017

Cross-Post from: jessicaoconnell.blogspot.ca

The last few months have been anything but boring, but not in ways I anticipated. After racing in Brussels, I took a few weeks rest, thoroughly enjoying the things that I choose to limit during hard training – staying up late...

February 9, 2017

To celebrate our first (month) birthday, we decided to share our monthly newsletter with everyone! Normally our newsletter goes to our athletes as one of their benefits of our coaching service, but we thought you might get a laugh out of our New Years resolution strugg...

Periodization is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the sport and fitness world, but many don’t really know what it is or why it is important. Periodization is the planned act of training in different ways at different times of the year, in order to achieve peak p...

December 31, 2016

I get asked questions about cross training all the time, unfortunately because I have more experience than most at trying to maintain fitness during a period of injury. In the year before the olympics, I ended up with FIVE injuries requiring anywhere from a week to fiv...

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