Making Use of TSS & CTL: Pros and Cons Lucho is using these metrics on himself for the first time ever; there’s a difference between coaching them and feeling them CTL Stands for chronic training load. The accumulation of 6 weeks stress/42 days. Don’t aim for a certain CTL number because that will drive Read More

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  Intro Lucho updates us on his Ironman St. George training, now just about 8 weeks from race day. You’ll hear: How’s his motivation especially since training hard through a cold, snowy winter season? What is his training focus at 8 weeks out? What does he think about the 7500ft elevation gain on the bike? Read More

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We’re rereleasing this classic episode. Enjoy! Dr. Phil Maffetone is back for an instant classic on how you can maximize your fitness gains and longterm health simultaneously: MAF Method refresher: It’s not just about the 180 Formula when you pursue MAF, it’s a holistic method for overall improved health, wellness and fitness. There are 8 Read More

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Greg asks: Sweet spot training: How much and how far out for Ironman? Hey guys! I am curious to hear Lucho talk more about sweet spot training on the bike for Ironman. I am 42 with a cycling background and have done some triathlons but starting training for my first full Ironman in 2022 and Read More

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    On this episode of Ask the Coaches with Lucho and Tawnee: Joel asks: Down on CarboPRO? Hi guys. Been listening to the podcast for years so thanks for continuing to produce it! I got the impression from the discussion during ATC 328 that you are down on Carbopro. I have no affiliation with Read More

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  Intro: On this special episode of Ask the Coaches, Tawnee and Lucho are joined by former EP editor and co-host, Brock Armstrong. Brock shares about his new podcast and wellness program, and helps the crew answer this week’s questions. The crew also chats about mental health and motivation, asking Lucho some questions about his Read More

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On this episode with Dr. Phil Maffetone: Getting strong the ‘slow weights’ way Phil’s new book on strength training: Get Strong (released Nov 2020) Why endurance athletes might reconsider 2-3x a week of heavy and/or intense strength training workouts mixed into their program How and what kind of strength training can inhibit aerobic fitness, and Read More

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Introduction Tawnee recommends listening to this podcast with Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (help support the podcast by using this link!) Previous episode mentioned: ATC 315: Preconception and Postpartum Fitness Guidance, and ‘Rapid Fire’ With Lucho: Altitude Masks, Run Power Meters, and More! Peter asks: “Get those glutes Read More

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We are back with Dr. Phil Maffetone to discuss some of his new published articles and help you get to the bottom of your seasonal allergies. Topics discussed: Phil Maffetone and Paul Laursen: Maximum Aerobic Function: Clinical Relevance, Physiological Underpinnings, and Practical Application Phil Maffetone and Paul Laursen: The Perfect Storm: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic Meets Read More

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Announcements Lucho is LiveStreaming on Twitch. You can contact him there and ask any questions. Tawnee is making a weekly EP Zwift ride! Follow EP on Instagram for more details. Andrew asks: Daily Double and MAF Drop-off Hey guys, I recently started listening to your show and am really loving it. I’m a physical therapist Read More

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