Deliberate Training Weeks Six, Seven and Eight: Recovery–Endurance–Power

Photo: Me and my buddies on a March 1978 backcountry ski tour, Sun Valley, Idaho Fitness programming works. There is a formula for success: goal + reality + determination = a positive outcome. You need to have clear goals. Decide what you really want and commit. Prioritize, you can have most anything, but not everything. […]

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Deliberate Training: Building a Base, Week One Workouts

Photo: The author approaching the base of the Eiger North Face, Grindelwald, Switzerland, by Hansueli Glossner, 2006 “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu. Each athlete and every sport is unique, subject to different physical, psychological, and environmental demands. I train to be a competitive cyclist and for outdoor sports: rock & […]

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