Endurance Skating

Training, Racing & LCHF Fueling For Skating And Endurance Sports

SportTracks & Training Load

Training builds a long term adaptation to the work – which we call fitness – but it also makes you tired in the short term. Upon these truisms are built … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cardiac Drift – Really?

Even if you are not familiar with the term, anyone who does heart rate-based training will be all too familiar with the phenomenon of Cardiac Drift, which according to Competitor … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Joe Friel | The Cyclists’ Training Bible

Joe Friel is a name that every serious endurance athlete should be familiar with. His training principles set out in his many popular books are well known and practiced by … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Reconciling my MAF with Jack Daniels VDOT

As I’m getting more into the running side of things again, I thought I’d have a look at comparing and contrasting the two training methods that I am most familiar with, … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Aerodynamics, Power & Pace-Lining

The study of fluid dynamic concerns itself with forces acting on a body as it moves through a liquid or gaseous continuum. Aerodynamics is the sub-area of fluid dynamics looking … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

125s – How I Would Like To see Them Tested

Any sport where gains can be made through equipment is potentially a slave to technology and innovation… This is true in the world of inline speed skating, where size matters when it comes to … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lab Ratting: Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate & Substrate Usage

I almost didn’t write this blog post because when I got the results they were not quite as good as I was hoping for. However after mulling on it for a … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 12 Comments

Race Fueling Part 2 – Carbohydrates

Recap In-Race Fueling Part 1: Racing Is Not Training – In a race the aim is to perform to your best, not to train for adaptations. Your fueling strategy should … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

In-Race Fueling Part 1: Is Your Ego Writing Cheques Your Body Can’t Cash?

One of the major competitive advantage of achieving good fat-adaptation is a lesser reliance on exogenous fuel sources during long races. However, even the most fat-adapted athletes must consider their … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Interplay between Food Quality, Calories, Body Compositon, Metabolism & Performance

One of the best things about making good food choices – whether you align with LCHF or any other higher fat/lower carb label – is that it becomes almost impossible to gain unwanted body … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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