Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Amazing Sun Yang Energetic Profile ~ Swim Sci

The 12th National Games of the People’s Republic of China were held in the province of Liaoning (Shenyang) from 31 August to 12 September 2013. The Chinese National Games are the ultimate event for swimmers in China.

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The Sub-2 Hour Marathon? Who and when? // The two-hour marathon: Who and when? If at all…

This morning, I came across what has been a very topical point of debate for the last couple of years – will the two-hour marathon be run, when will it be run, and by whom?

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Basics 5: Addressing weaknesses in your power profile

Last time we took a look at the concept of the “fatigue curve” or power-duration curve. I outlined how different athletes will have different ‘drop off’ rates in their power as the duration of the test or event increases.

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Fatigue Curves for the Kona Athlete

In my last article in our How to Qualify series I looked at how some typical benchmark workouts may progress across the course of the qualifying year for an athlete who is on track for a Kona slot.

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Run Power Calculator

You’ll find below a calculator that will give you an equivalent bike power (in watts) for a given running pace. To use it, simply enter your weight (in lbs) in the first white cell then a given (flat) run pace (in the format h:m:ss) in the cell below. E.g. for 8:30/mi, enter “0:8:30”.

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Race Analysis and Video of Caleb Dressel 18.94

It has been a while since we’ve done a race analysis [other than the superb analysis by Tiago Barbosa: Ruta Meilutyte’s 100 SCM World Record Race Analysis].

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Comparing Output and Input

One of the most important aspects of training for the endurance athlete is developing aerobic endurance – the ability to perform efficiently and effectively for a long duration at an intensity below the anaerobic threshold.

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Season Benchmarking

We recently hosted a small webinar for EC coaches featuring Coach Alan Couzens that covered season benchmarking. A podcast of the presentation with corresponding powerpoint slides is now available for free.

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Heart Rate Variability – Part 3: Available Tools

Now that we’ve covered what heart rate variability (HRV) is and how to interpret it, let’s take a look at some of the hardware and software tools that are available to help you make use of HRV data.

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Heart Rate Variability – Part 2: Application in Endurance Sports

In previous columns I wrote about resting heart rate and heart rate recovery and more recently about the basics of heart rate variability (HRV), where we developed some basic definitions and terminology. This column looks specifically at the use of HRV in endurance training.

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