The Base Phase

January is upon us, hopefully you’ve taken a break since your last triathlon, followed the suggestions I made in Off-Season Training, and are now wondering how to get started on this year’s training plan. The time between now and 2-3 months before your “A” race is the time to focus on building/rebuilding your aerobic base,…

PE vs. RPE vs. AT vs. LT vs. FTP = HUH?

Acronyms, previously the domain of the military, the medical industry, and large businesses, you either love them or hate them. In today’s high paced world of immediate information overload, where phone calls and emails have been replaced by text messages and 140 character tweets, they’re here to stay. The problem is that sometimes we actually…