Benefits of Low Intensity Training

As endurance athletes, we are subjected to a plethora of information in one aspect or another regarding how we can improve our training and racing outcomes. Whether it be the latest gear (shoes or heart rate monitors), fueling sources (drinks, energy bars, gels, and food sources), diets (keto, paleo, vegetarian, etc..), and more. Training programs […]

10 Differences Between Road Racing and Ultramarathons

runners vs. ultrarunners

I’m not going to lie – prior to creating the UESCA Ultrarunning Coach Certification with ultrarunning coach, Jason Koop, I must admit, I fell into the group of people that more or less viewed an ultramarathon as just a ‘long marathon.’ As such, I deduced that in order to create an ultrarunning program, all you […]

11 Ways UESCA Is Different From The Competition

The most common question that we get at UESCA is, “How is UESCA different from other certification companies?” Fair question to say the least. With multiple certification options out there, it can be confusing to say the least to find the one that is right for you. In this post, we will delve into 11 […]

Overtraining Syndrome and Strategies to Prevent It

You may have felt this before – you’re training hard, putting in countless hours training as your program requires yet your progress is at a stalling point, or getting worse. If this is the case, you may be suffering from Overtraining Syndrome, a common and overlooked phenomenon that affects endurance sport athletes, but can occur in […]

My “A” Race Is Over … Now What?

Transition season

Your Guide To An Enjoyable and Productive Transition Season Having lived on the East Coast my entire life and now residing in New Jersey, fall is upon us and a majority of the big events and races are over in this region. At the time of writing this, there is still the Boston Marathon (rescheduled […]

Training the Whole Athlete

Multiple training variables

I started bike racing in 1989 and while there was some training technology at that time, it was largely limited to Polar heart rate monitors which at that time, was like wearing a desktop computer on your wrist! Since that time, we’ve been blessed with substantial increases in technology both in terms of real-time data […]

Training For Your First Triathlon

How exciting… training for your first triathlon! You are joining an ever-growing population participating in the multi-sport discipline of swimming, cycling, and running. The sport of triathlon is still relatively new (at least in comparison with most sports), really getting in the public eye in 1978 when Ironman as we know it, began as a […]

10 Common Training Mistakes

1. Too Easy on Hard Days, Too Hard on Easy Days This is perhaps the most common training mistake that I see on a regular basis, as well as the most common training mistake that I hear from fellow UESCA coaches. Training intensities at either end of the spectrum typically elicit the greatest physiological responses. […]

Five Reasons Not To Train Like A Pro

I challenge you to find one endurance sports magazine that has not at some point had at least one article on how to train like a professional {insert sport} athlete. This is likely for good reason – I mean who wouldn’t want to run like Sara Hall, ride like Wout Van Aert, swim like Katie […]

Is FOMO Ruining Your Training?

Ah yes… good ole’ FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)! As the founder of UESCA, long-time coach and athlete, I can confidently say that FOMO is one of the key factors for athletes not adhering to training programs, as well as having their progress derailed. Aside from hearing from coaches all of the time about this […]