Tag: endurance

Swim practice

Just had a swim session at the local pool. Practiced another 2+ kilometers of crawl strokes and worked specifically on doing the stroke under water with the shoulder rather than the elbow – a problem I’ve had forever. Try to change a stroke from something you’ve done forever to something that’s different. Pretty difficult. At…

By Jakob November 15, 2010 0

Intervals! That hurt!

http://www.endomondo.com/embed/workouts?w=nZaYV-UaV1U&width=250&height=450On Saturday I went for a run with a colleague of mine. We decided to head out on a slightly shorter route, but instead of doing a steady pace we were to do 4 intervals of a kilometer with a kilometer to rest between intervals. I include intervals in my training because they tend to…

By Jakob November 15, 2010 0

Triathlon Swim Training and Racing

Just picked up a really good tip for those of you working on improving your swimming technique related to triathlon. The TriSwimCoach podcast episode 19 packs an interview with Glenn Mills from GoSwim.tv. They cover plenty of nice tips for beginner and intermediary triathletes, so you might want to check out the podcast. Two things…

By Jakob October 31, 2010 0

How to Avoid Endurance Overtraining

Over the past few weeks I’ve had conversations with a few people about starting training or taking training to the next level. Often the new goal of going somewhere new with training is one that the athlete eagerly wants to get to. A common mistake is to let the efforts in training match the desire…

By Jakob October 27, 2010 0

Self-supported Duathlon, Sprint Distance

With only, well, very little time to go before the birth I thought the hot weather in Amsterdam today was a great opportunity to go and do a self-supported Duathlon. Inspired by Astrid (who says her legs are a machine…) and Mads and first got the idea from the good guys at 140.6, I went…

By Jakob July 27, 2008 3