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

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

Heart Rate Monitoring: The Beat Is On

As a proponent of MAF and other heart-rate based training methodologies, I take my Heart Rate Monitor – or HRM as we all know them by – pretty seriously, I … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Numbers, Stats & Post-Race Analysis from Berlin

Here are the some of the stats that I recorded from Berlin from my GPS/HRM traces. Skate Numbers Average HR (from 2.5km): 167 1st half: 43:36 2nd half: 44:38 KM … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

MAF Progression – Does This Stuff Work?

The chart says above says it all… A while back I said that I was going to do exclusive MAF training with the aim of improving my aerobic speed in the … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Heart Rate Variability – Train Smarter with Biofeedback

If somebody was to ask me what I considered the best £5 I have spent this year, my answer would unequivocally be this: buying the SweetBeat HRV app for my … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Measurable Improvement?

  It’s nice when you come off a training session that you felt went really well.  This happened to me yesterday and I just wanted to boast a bit about … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

MAF Training – Train Slower (And Smarter) To Get Faster

I’ve briefly alluded to “MAF” training before, and am going to expand a bit on that here. The method was devised by Phil Maffetone, author of “The Big Book of … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

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