Saturday, January 31, 2015

Step Ups and Box Jumps

Step up and box jump technique with Coach Marilyn Chychota

Learn more about Marilyn's recommendations for breakthrough strength training for endurance athletes.

Swim Challenge Follow Up

For over five years, Endurance Corner has put together a swim challenge for our athletes and for the last two years, we have posted daily workouts on our site to help encourage a broader participation level. If you are interested in seeing the workouts we posted this year, you can find them here.

Interview with Tim Floyd of Magnolia Masters

In this podcast, we discuss USRPT application for triathletes with Tim Floyd of Magnolia Masters.

Two New Things

Each winter I try to find a couple of new things to try in the upcoming year. We had our Boulder Coaches Clinic last month and I found my two tweaks for 2015.

EC Swim Challenge 2015

Every year Endurance Corner puts together a two-week challenge for our athletes to up their swim training during the dead of winter. Like last year, we wanted to expand this challenge beyond our team and encourage anyone who visits the EC site to join us.

2014 Reflections

Towards the end of 2014, I sat back and reflected about what worked in my coaching and what I can improve. I asked myself many questions and I couldn't help but think about each athlete I coached and what they have taught me. I learn so much from each athlete I work with and together we have a relationship that is unique to itself.

Steel Challenge Follow Up

A few days ago Endurance Corner wrapped up the Big Steel Challenge. For one month each winter, we encourage athletes to strength train more than most likely would and log each pound they push, pull, squat, lift, etc. Last year around this time I really felt that strength training was coming to the forefront (more than usual, at least) as a topic in endurance-themed articles. I think that trend is still hanging around.

Millimeters

A few years back, I insisted the production side of our business move to measuring in the metric system. Why? Accuracy. There is a reason drug dealers measure in grams.

Having Priorities

This time of year can be challenging for a lot of age group athletes when it comes to time management of all the holiday commitments or just simply dealing with the balancing act of off season training. Whether athletes have next season's races in stone or they are still attempting to finalize those decisions, this period can leave them “all over the place” with their training and focus.

Year End Reflections

As a coach you feel a lot of the same emotions as your athletes. Everything from elated with success, disappointed with defeat, motivated and driven with new goals as well as frustrated when things seem to not be working. Your season is our season and it is at this time of year that we like to reflect and learn from our successes and our failures.

Mobility, Strength and Power Training for Endurance Athletes

Interested in a winter strength training program? Coach Marilyn has designed a high level strength and conditioning program for triathletes and endurance athletes.