In honor of Halloween next week, lets talk about something scary, open water swimming! For new athletes and veterans alike, open water swimming always has a little bit of scare factor involved, whether it be worrying about swimming straight or just making it out of the water without getting kicked in the face. But open
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Endurance athletes like to believe in training specificity to the extreme. Meaning runners just like to run, swimmers just like to swim, triathletes just like to swim, bike and run, etc. But what many athletes don’t realize is that cross training can be just as beneficial to performance as the actual activity itself. Endurance sports
Bike fitting has become sort of a science, incorporating things like hip angles, precise measurements, and wind tunnel aerodynamic data. While all these things can help dial in your exact fit that is the absolute best position for your body, there are some simpler things to look at to get the basics and make sure your
How many of you have really trail run? I mean really trail run, not just running on a dirt pathway. Its something that a lot of runners don’t really get into, and understandably because it takes a lot more commitment than just walking outside. You have to find a place to do it, sometimes get
In the last installment of this post, we covered a few of the basics of having good running form. Let’s take a look back at what we discussed. There were 3 main things that I said could cover the major bases, standing up erect, avoiding over striding, and keeping your foot under your butt (under
What is proper running form? The answer to that question has been debated for a long time, and the answer seems to change every week. While we can all argue the finer points of what “proper” form should look, there are a few key points that make up the basis of having good mechanical efficiency.
Over the next couple of posts, I will be focusing primarily on running with the heavy running season rapidly approaching with the cool (or slightly less hot if you’re in Texas) weather. What I’d like to touch on today is the question about running shoes. What kind of running shoe should I wear? People have
Just as with every other sport, triathlon has its own set of rules that dictate what kinds of things are legal or illegal on race day. These can have a wide range of penalties from time deductions to disqualification. Its always good to know these rules before you show up since they can make or
No matter how good you are at any given discipline of triathlon (swimming, cycling, or running), your first triathlon experience can be an intimidating one. What do I expect? What do I need to bring? What should my strategy be? Here are a few helpful tips for how to get through race day number 1
Hi and welcome to Driven Endurance, the newest division of Driven Performance Training! As our new service gets going, I look forward to spreading the joy of triathlon, running, cycling, and other endurance sports! I hope you are looking forward to joining me for the ride!