• Endurance Hour: 10 Principles of Marathon Training
  • Endurance Hour: Post Ironman Race Recovery Tips
  • Endurance Hour: Post-Ironman Depression
  • Endurance Hour: How to Bike More Efficiently
  • Endurance Hour #175
Marathon Running

Endurance Hour: 10 Principles of Marathon Training

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides (more correctly, Philippides), a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, who reported the victory.  The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though…

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Endurance Hour: Post Ironman Race Recovery Tips

Endurance Hour: Post Ironman Race Recovery Tips

Completing an extensive endurance event, such as an Ironman, has a profound effect on your physiology. All of the training that you completed prior to the race served to prepare you for the big day. It also most likely made you very, very fit (if not a little crazy!) What most athletes are unprepared for, however, are the aftereffects of an Ironman. Most folks emerge from the race relatively unscathed;…

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Endurance Hour: Post-Ironman Depression

Endurance Hour: Post-Ironman Depression

Fast forward to Tuesday or Wednesday after your Ironman. It’s very likely that you’re sitting on the couch with your shattered legs on the coffee table, scratching your sunburned head as you try to remember your dog’s name, which you’ve forgotten, because all you’ve thought about for the past six to nine months is finishing a 140.6-mile triathlon. Your formerly-constant thoughts about training, racing, nutrition, transition bags, carbon aero widgets,…

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How to Bike More Efficiently

Endurance Hour: How to Bike More Efficiently

The first step in being efficient on your bike is to have a professional bike fit. A good fit may include changes in your saddle height, fore/aft position, stem length, seat angle, stack and reach. All are important for comfort, aerodynamics and producing more force to your pedals. Once you know the bike fits you, balancing left- and right-leg strength with proper pedaling mechanics, you’re on your way to becoming…

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Endurance Hour #175, Lisa Roberts on Endurance Hour with Dave Erickson

Endurance Hour #175

This week Dave talks with Professional triathlete, Lisa Roberts who is currently in Hawaii preparing for the 2016 Ironman World Championship. Lisa placed 20th in 2014 and is ready to showcase her latest fitness level and move up the rankings.  Also on the show, age group triathlete, Jeff Lam from San Francisco, California.  Jeff is a self coached, physical therapist who discovered his passion for triathlon about 10 years ago….

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Endurance Hour #174

This week Dave and Wendy discuss triathlon after 40 and how athletes evolve both physically and mentally, the psychological impact as well as emotional challenges when you DNF a race, understanding your ‘why’ in the sport, core and strength training for triathletes and video workout plans plus a whole lot more.  Thank you for listening. Sponsorships, Partnerships, Collaborations and/or Endorsements, contact: dave@daveericksonmedia.com This is a Dave Erickson Media Production. Please contact…

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Endurance Hour #173

Endurance Hour #173

This week Dave and Wendy Mader from T2Coaching, discuss: Strava Premium, Ironman Boulder, USAT Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska, Kona Qualification Rolldown Slots and The Legacy Program, Triathlon Schedule at the Rio Olympics, Ironman Coeur d’Alene and much more! Thank you for listening! Sponsorships, Partnerships, Collaborations and/or Endorsements, contact: dave@daveericksonmedia.com This is a Dave Erickson Media Production. Please contact Dave at dave@daveericksonmedia.com if you’d like to hire Dave to help host,…

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How To Breath While Swimming on Endurance Hour

Endurance Hour: How To Breath While Swimming

Do you have a breathing pattern? Sometimes when I am teaching adults “how to swim”or stroke technique they tell me they thought a certain breathing pattern, typically every 2 stokes (left/right arm), or bilateral, every 3rd stroke, was the default breathing pattern. Efficient breathing patterns vary. There is no right way, only the best way for you. You have to be able to breath before you can work on mechanics…

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Post IM

Endurance Hour #171

This week Dave and Wendy discuss: How to Handle Post Ironman Depression, Ironman Boulder Preview, Ironman University Coaching, the Beachbody Coaching Summit in Nashville, Dogs and Cycling and so much more.  Thank you for listening! Video Sponsorships, Partnerships, Collaborations and/or Endorsements, contact: dave@daveericksonmedia.com This is a Dave Erickson Media Production. Please contact Dave at dave@daveericksonmedia.com if you’d like to hire Dave to help host, co-host, or produce a weekly podcast for you…

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Fueling During A Half or Full Ironman Distance Triathlon

Endurance Hour: How To Fuel During an Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

Nutrition for 70.3 and 140.6 is super critical for maximizing performance. I always say “don’t let nutrition get in the way of your fitness or competition, like finishing an Ironman strong”. With regular practice and experimenting with what and how much you need to fuel during your longer bike, runs, and brick training sessions, then using that information to develop your nutrition plan for competition, leaves NO guess work on…

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How To Run Off the Bike on the Endurance Hour

Endurance Hour: How To Run Off the Bike

When I started triathlons I never did brick runs, running immediately after biking, in training.  I did race frequently the second of training so reflecting back on that, I suppose those weekend sprint distance races were by “brick” workouts.  Brick workouts, running after the bike, will bring a different experience, so it is important to include as a regular part of your training plan. Finding it difficult to run off the bike…

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