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New series alert! We’re getting back to the basics on Tuesdays, focusing on the Fundamental pieces of running. Today we break down the principles of Easy and Recovery runs. They are very simple and very similar, but they are also the run types most often completed incorrectly!By Kirk Dewindt & Brakken Kraker
 
We’ve received a lot of questions regarding the TRP Plan on Training Peaks recently, and with our off season build beginning this week it is a good time to give a complete breakdown of what’s in store for our athletes this year! We cover the weekly format, style of training, and yearly flow.By Kirk Dewindt & Brakken Kraker
 
Today begins a mini-series focusing on the different philosophies of endurance training. As people approach their “off season”, it is the perfect time to learn and evolve! We will have a different endurance expert on each week who will explain their theory of training. We start with Richard Diaz, endurance coach and author. Rich spent decades worki…
 
This is one of the most difficult topics to address with people, and runners are no exception. We’ve put off this episode for long enough; it is time to dive into how and why an athlete should approach the idea of lowering their weight. Please go into this with an open mind, and please listen to the entire episode! This isn’t one to press play on i…
 
At this point in the year (October), there are two types of runners: those who are still improving and those who are not. If you are struggling with stagnation, this episode is for you! If you’re not, count your blessings and take notes today in order to prevent it from affecting you in the future!By Kirk Dewindt & Brakken Kraker
 
Kevin Donoghue has never chosen the typical path through life, so it is only fitting to have followed the same outside-the-box approach as an athlete. What started as a career as a defensive lineman and kick returner turned into a passion for endurance racing, ultimately leading him to becoming one of Obstacle Racing’s most decorated athletes.…
 
Kris is one of the most widely successful endurance athletes in North America. A self described “hybrid athlete”, he has seen success in everything from ultra running to obstacle racing. Kris boasts a resume that includes a top 10 finish at the Western States 100, a top 3 at a Spartan Race US National series event, and a 3:51 downhill road mile. On…
 
Training built to race day, but now the race is over. What do you do now? The first thing every runner needs to do is assess their performance in a non biased manner. Easier said than done! Excuses vs factors. Positives and negatives. Luck vs execution. Lack of toughness vs lack of fitness. We use Kirk’s race this past weeks to walk you through how…
 
After listening to the Ross Wiemer interview (Episode 46), TJ Schraufnagel decided to begin running with the intent of completing a mountain ultra. This is the story of his journey from running 7 times in January to completing a 31 mile race in July, at altitude and with 10,000’ of elevation gain!By Kirk Dewindt & Brakken Kraker
 
We’ve all been there, searching online for the magic workout or training plan to get us through our next big race. Searching for the secret sauce that sets the great ones apart from the mortals. But what the great ones understand, either intuitively or through trial and error, is that success is the result of days, weeks, months, and years of consi…
 
Hawk Call took a break from his summer build towards his senior cross country season at Utah Valley University and jumped into the US National Series race in Utah. In his first race in the elite field, he led for 90 minutes before finishing 3rd, putting the sport on notice. Today he walks us through his journey from “Hobie Call’s son” to D1 runner …
 
As runners, we work really hard in order to be ready for our next race course. Often times, this means targeting a specific skill (technical terrain, descending, etc) throughout our buildup to race day. However, we often leave those skills behind during our subsequent training blocks, leaving us scrambling to regain them when another situation call…
 
We received an interesting question this week: ”How do you two approach a big mountain race, from the moment you wake up until the moment you cross the finish line?” We liked it so much we talked about it for 55 minutes! From wake up time, breakfast, and warm up to mindset, strategy, and fueling, this is everything we think and do on mountain race …
 
Today starts with a few personal stories that highlight the importance of flexibility on race week. You don’t always need a perfect lead-up to race day. Bad nights of sleep do not always equal a bad race! We then move into analyzing whether or not you are due for a “mini reset” in your training, along with strategies for resetting properly.…
 
On race day, having the best fitness isn’t always enough to guarantee success. Often times the style of race eliminates people from contention long before their engine does. Practicing specific race day tactics in training is the only way to make sure you are ready for any style of race that presents itself! Today’s episode breaks down the main sty…
 
Arielle is currently one of North America’s best endurance runners but her path to stardom is certainly not the typical one. From high school long and triple jump sensation to six months spent medically bedridden, Arielle somehow transitioned into the world of ultra running. This young woman has a story and message that we all can learn from!…
 
Having a huge engine is great, but if you don't use it wisely you'll still leave time out there on the course! Today's episode is all about HOW to use your engine. Uphill, Downhill, and Flat Running all require the correct technique, mindset, skills, and strategy in order to maximize the hard work you put in building your fitness. Tune in and then …
 
We get a little bit of everything today with Rich! Coming off his recent win and World Best time at Dekafit and his second place debut at Hyrox, Rich talks training for hybrid races and maintaining high volume with minimal running while dealing with injuries. We also touch upon how to approach nutrition while injured, as well as a very in depth dis…
 
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