Cort the Sport's Training Year Summary from Training Peaks

It's no secret that I enjoy numbers, graphs, charts, and statistics. ( Never mind my counting impairment in the gym and pool ). Given that, I thought I'd share a snapshot of my training year from Training Peaks (an invaluable tool and a great EFRT sponsor). We all know these numbers are only one side of the story - they don't reveal the quality, the intervals, the time trials, the drills, and th... Read More

Lesson Learned: Course Recon

I recently ran a free local race and surprisingly found myself at the front.   They were nice enough to have a lead cyclist to support the racers in the front.  I was going pretty hard as it was a 5k and it was nice to just be able to follow the lead biker trying to keep my first place status.  Now I had never won a race outright before and this was looking to be my chance.  2 miles in to the 5k r... Read More

Roll Call: Complementary Therapies

What types of complementary therapies have you tried or use on a regular basis (e.g. acupuncture, massage, ART, yoga, rolling, stretching)?  When and how often do you use them? ------------------- ART if injured 3 times p/week and if not at least 2 times p/month for maintenance. [ Diane Camet, 41, San Diego, CA ] Yoga Yoga Yoga, I love yoga!! Even if I can’t make it to a class, I try to do a sm... Read More

Ironman South Africa Training Weeks #5, #6, #7 & #8

Greetings and Happy Holidays, As I write this I am at home with my family having just ate Christmas dinner! I have completed my lease and turned in my truck. Wow! Three years living in that truck and now I am at home for the next four months to take my kids to and from school, go to their games, change diapers, cook, go out on dates with my wife. . .  and, oh yeah - train for Ironman South Africa... Read More

Cortney's 2011 Triathlon Season Recap

It's hard for me to wrap my head around the triathlon-related events of the last year. The journey took me in directions I could never have predicted with surprises I could not have imagined (thanks, Endurance Films!!!). Given the challenges with which I began the year, I feel so fortunate, so grateful, to have had any race season at all, let alone one that finished as successfully as this one d... Read More

Roll Call: Lists for Santa

[caption id="attachment_1244" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="image from bikeway.com"] [/caption] Santa has agreed to give to give you two presents: (1) the gift of meeting a specific triathlon racing or training goal and (2) a piece of triathlon-related equipment. What would you ask for? ------------------- Winning my first draft legal race this season particularly in the continent... Read More

ENDURANCE FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF RIDES NEW YORK

Anticipated new volume of Endurance Films Cycling Series now available for order Louisville, KY – December 15, 2011 – ENDURANCE FILMS, the leading producer and distributor of endurance sports training multimedia, today announced the release of RIDES New York - Assault on Bear Mountain, the seventh edition in the RIDES series of Indoor Cycling Videos. RIDES New York joins a continually ex... Read More

Cycling Workout: RIDES Series Promo

A quick look at our industry leading RIDES indoor cycling workout series. Let your mind leave the gym and go to some of America’s greatest cycling roads. To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - Excerpts from Endurance Films highly-touted series, RIDES 0:12 - Why the RIDES series works so well A quick look at our industry leading RIDES indoor cycling wor... Read More

EFRT Interview: Liz Baugher

This is the second in a series of interview of EFRT members. Liz Baugher , 23, from College Station TX, had an incredible year with 17 races, 5 overall wins, and 8 top-10 finishes in just her second season of triathlon. And as if that wasn’t enough, she graduated with a master’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M. (Thesis: "Comparison between Model Simulation and Measurements of... Read More

BCS Half Marathon

This weekend I ran in the  BCS Half-marathon . This inaugural race, sold out in its first year and was in my back yard, thus I had to take advantage of it! I havent been running much since my last race (Austin 70.3). I got some terrible ITB problems from that race and they have been pretty debilitating since then. However, I have been able to catch up on my swimming and biking, apparently leavi... Read More

Roll Call: Barefoot running

Barefoot running has gotten quite a bit of attention in the last year. Have you incorporated any of it into your training? Do you wear minimalist running shoes? Why or why not? ------------------------ Yes. When I run indoors on Mondays I run barefoot, adding .5 miles each time. At the end of last season I switched to the Nike Free+ shoe which I love and solved some foot problems. I am now exper... Read More

EFRT Interview: Nick Logan

Every triathlete has a story - how he or she found the sport, what drives them, the challenges they have overcome, and unfinished business. Likewise, the members of the Endurance Films Racing Team each have a story too. Over time, we will highlight each of our members and show how diverse and varied their backgrounds are. We start with Nick Logan, who hails from Norwalk, Connecticut, but he’s ... Read More

Off season training schedule for sprint distance nationals and worlds

Mon. 5:45pm-7:30pm spin 1hr, then run 20min fartlek, then leg wts and balance exercises Tues. 6pm-7:15pm swim 3000yards Wed. same as mon. except upper body wts instead of legs Thurs. same as Tues Fri. 4:45pm run 40min trail or track for speed and swim after for 1hr Sat. 8am bike either 10xhill repeats, or 40+mi. or spin for 1.5hr, with max intervals Sun. 10am upper and lower body wts and yog... Read More
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