Tempo Runs: What Most Runners Don’t Know

The what, why, when and how of tempo runs. Tempo runs are essential for boosting your race times and daily running routine. They are a critical bridge between aerobic endurance efforts (80% easy running) and high-intensity training (20% hard running). […]

Carb cycling for run performance

Carb cycling is a fancy term for alternating between high and low carb days. It’s like playing a game of “Guess Who?” with your diet, but instead of asking questions, you’re alternating between foods that are high in carbs and […]

Is your run smartwatch data lying to you?

Smartwatches provide runners with data such as heart rate, GPS location, and VO2 max using AI technology. While useful for insights into running performance, these devices have limitations regarding accuracy, long-term fitness improvements, and individual variability. Ultimately, they serve as guides, and personalized coaching remains essential for truly optimized training and performance.

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How To Learn From Your Racing Failures

If you want to reframe racing failures as lessons learned then you should listen to this episode. Some endurance athletes say “failure is not an option”. If you’ve ever attempted to do a race or event that was slightly ambitious, […]

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Why doing time trials will make you race faster

Why doing time trials will make you race fast What’s the difference between a time trial and a race? Short answer: A lot. This past week was my recovery week before my speed block. I love doing time trials during […]

Want To Race Faster? Drink War Juice.

If you want to learn how to find a pre-race drink that will turbo-boost your race performance, you should listen to this episode. The endurance sport season is about to get into full gear in both the northern and southern […]

The Most Powerful Way To Think for Endurance Sports Gains

“It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover.”  – Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, theoretical physicist, and engineer Have you ever wondered about how you can improve your mental fitness for training and racing? If so, […]

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What If 2021 Isn’t Better?

Running into life’s puddles with joy Watch Video HereSign up for the newsletter here Hello, and welcome to a new segment of my newsletter called “DLake Deliberations”. Once a month-ish – I’ll attempt to talk about the intersection of endurance […]

Why Rest, Sleep And Recovery Are So Important

Here’s a formula for success: Work + Rest = Training. But most endurance athletes get it twisted and think training equals work plus work. Find that answer out and more below. In this episode, we entertain and educate with studies […]

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What a personal trainer does in isolation | John Fawkes

If you’ve ever wondered, “What does a personal trainer do in isolation?” This might be the episode for you. If not, then just listen because he talks about a few things that personal trainers don’t really ever speak publicly about. […]

Why I Stopped Training With Heart Rate

How I use heart rate training now as more of a suggestive guide and how you can benefit from it. TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) Video below because #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat Click to listen to the podcast below Heart rate (HR) training is […]