Muscle Fiber Types – Overview and Application

Hello UESCA coaches, current and future! I hope your 2022 is off to a good start and you are excited about the upcoming opportunities coming up with the UESCA including new certifications, continued partnerships, and the overall growth of our UESCA coaching community. Today’s blog discusses the different muscle fiber types our muscular system consists […]

Risk Based Pacing (Part One)

Risk based pacing is an important part of all endurance sports, whether it be a single discipline event (i.e., half-marathon) or a multi-discipline sport (i.e., triathlon). Risk based pacing is perhaps one of the most important things to master, as it can be the difference between finishing strong and dropping out. The general theme with […]

The Often Overlooked (and Most Important) Training Variable – Fun!

It goes without saying that training for endurance sports can at times be grueling and sometimes, downright painful. Whether it be the 4am wake-up to get in a workout before work, or suffering through a hard set of intervals, training isn’t always a walk in the park – nor should it be. However, and the […]

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 […]

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 […]