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  2018-03-12 |   Category : articles

By Robert Ressl-Moyer Training plans are accessable anywhere at anytime. For free or at little cost. Why bother on spending money on a coach? Accountability Accountability is one of the most important reasons to hire a coach or a trainer. Many trainees are enthusiastic when choosing an event to train for. But besides a very …

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  |   Category : articles, Training Tips

By Julie Young   I think as runners one of the best ways to insure performance gains is to be proactive with injury prevention. Injury prevention and improved performance go hand in hand. As runners, it’s tricky because we are dealing with ground forces. Every time our foot strikes the ground a force reverberates up …

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  2018-02-07 |   Category : articles

How do you gauge your training intensity? Is it based off of a rating of perceived exertion (RPE)? Do you stick to your heart rate zones? Do you establish power zones according to your functional threshold power (FTP)? Or do you use your VO2max/lactate threshold value? Not one of these methods is necessarily wrong or …

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  2018-01-07 |   Category : nutrition, Training Tips

At Dai we prioritize educating our client-athletes on the why of training. This empowers and helps them connect the dots and ultimately motivates more effective training. We also strive to help them to understand there is not one silver bullet to improved fitness and performance. But it’s consistently practicing healthy “habits” (good sleep, hydration, and …

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  2017-09-11 |   Category : articles

I love bike fitting because it is not simply a cookie-cutter manipulation of the bike, it’s often a puzzle and an opportunity to educate the rider on the value of consistent off-bike practices that will improve the position and power-output. Each fit is predicated on the individual rider’s goals, fitness and flexibility as well as …

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  2017-09-06 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Does off-season mean we hibernate and curl up in a comatose state on the couch with a bag of chips? Maybe not. Off-season provides an invaluable opportunity to give yourself a mental and physical hall pass from single sport focus and structure. It is the time to step back and enjoy the opportunity of mental and physical …

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  2017-08-27 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Contributed by Dai Endurance Athlete, Brian Finley, who PR’d over his last Leadville by 25 minutes and change this year. What a race and experience this year!  Woke up to crisp morning and clear sky’s for early 6:30am start. This year was my 4th Leadville 100 and this was the year I was going to …

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  2017-06-27 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Coaches note…In my experience it’s the mental grit that drives the physical. It’s a rarity we toe the start line and feel physically invincible the entire race. Endurance events are mental gymnastics, with highs and lows. We fight mentally to pull ourselves up from the low points. I think the races where we mentally have to …

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  2017-03-27 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Many athletes I know need to be told to take an off season, do some different things, not feel the need to ‘train’ every day, and let the body and mind get fresh and excited for the next season. Not me, and definitely not this year – I was more than ready for winter. I …

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  2017-03-14 |   Category : Athlete Blog

Yes indeed 42.5 km! I am only going to tell you part of the long story which is not particularly interesting but worth telling. I will omit the question of logistics for 8,000 Skiers and the controlled chaos that the Swiss have mastered, getting everyone to the race, through the race, and home on time. …

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