Training Advice for Everyone

One of my swimmers is moving out of the area. He and I have been working together for over 2 years and he’s made incredible progress. Here were some suggestions to him on how to approach training without our regular interactions: Progress is rarely linear all the time. You should expect setbacks and reversals of[…]

On Builds to Races, Recovery, and Endurance Training

One of my clients is working towards a challenging marathon swim. I thought I’d republish part of an email here that captured some thoughts I’ve had over the years about building to a race and recovering properly: As mentioned, building towards races can take many forms. It can be a linear build to a peak[…]

Energy Systems

I first learned about the different energy systems in the book 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. He had inserted an ultrarunning/marathon program by a Crossfit practictioner named Brian MacKenzie (see Super Running: Is Crossfit Endurance The New Way To Train? who had crafted his training program based on training the 3 energy systems present[…]