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Life’s too short to not enjoy cross-training!

I love how Julie says, this time of year, do what you love, mix it up, enjoy those cross-training-endurance days! I have snowshoed a bunch since the beautiful white stuff has started falling in our area.  It’s such a great workout for the lower body.  I can really feel it in my quads, glutes, hips, […]

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The test that changed the way I look at…Well, everything, Part III

Daryl Hataway’s final installment in his three part series, to read part I, click here, to read part II, click here My results were pretty cool to read and super eye opening.  I efficiently metabolize fats at a heart rate of 122-147, which is amazing to know during our strenuous workouts.  Even cooler, I found […]

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Xterra Lake Tahoe Training Plan

Xterra Lake Tahoe presented by Big Blue Adventure Training Program Details Complete 8- week training program, starting July 2 $150 program fee -increases to $180 after June 27 Training plans available for the beginner to the racer gunning for a PR Plans provide daily science-based, structured, comprehensive training Training plans posted weekly on trainingpeaks.com and […]

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Lake Tahoe Triathlon Training Plan

Lake Tahoe Triathlon presented by Big Blue Adventure Training Program Details Complete 8- week training program, starting June 25 $150 program fee -increases to $180 after June 22 Training plans available for the beginner to the racer gunning for a PR Plans provide daily science-based, structured, comprehensive training Training plans posted weekly on trainingpeaks.com and […]

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NorCal Ultras Training Plans

O2fitness partners with NorCal Ultras, Northern California’s Premier Ultra Endurance Events to provide coaching and training plans for registered event participants. We kick off the first round of training mid-December focused on preparing racers for Way to Cool 50K and the AR 50 Miler. See below for complete details… Training Programs Start December 16, with daily training plan; […]

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Julie Young’s O2fitness – Truckee Women’s Cycling Training Group

Training Program Details Complete 10-week (expanded from previous eight week program) comprehensive daily training program coupled with weekly group training Daily training starts July 29, first group workout July 30 Twice weekly group workouts (Structured-coached Tuesdays 5:30-7:15pm/Un-coached group endurance Sundays 9am) $295 program fee by July 24  -increases to $335 after July 24 Minimum fitness […]

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Julie Young’s O2fitness – Truckee Women’s Trail Running Group

Complete 10-week (expanded from previous eight week program) comprehensive daily training program coupled with weekly group training Starts July 29 Twice weekly group workouts (Structured-coached Mondays 6:30 am;/Un-coached group endurance Saturdays 9am) $195 program fee by July 24  -increases to $235 after July 24 Minimum fitness requirement: must be able to run 5 miles Training […]

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Better Understanding the Mystery of the Injured Runner, Part I

  The injured runner and running injuries – what a conundrum! A while back I had become increasingly frustrated by what seemed, a lack of science-based treatment plans for the injured runner. There also seemed a void on how to systematically return runners to sport, and prevent injuries. Running magazines, blogs and books seemed to […]

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Lactate Vs Power to Determine Threshold

Below is a collaborative piece based on an ongoing project between Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab and the developers of TrainerRoad software. We wanted to see how deriving threshold via lactate and power compared, contrasted and ultimately how the numbers stacked up. Recently, Chad and Reid from TrainerRoad performed lactate tests at Silver Sage […]

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A Broken Record

I am training Team Roseville Cyclery, and the other night we met for an off-bike training session. Below I provided a recap on how and why it is essential to cycling (as well as running) performance. I am a broken record, but in my experience, it is the less obvious elements in our training plan, […]

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