Often, when working with individuals on "performance walls" I have to usually address the idea that performance walls don't just occur during a performance, they can occur well before a performance even begins. Let me share a simple example. I have never attempted to "perform" the act of tying a cherry stem into a knot with my teeth.
It’s been said, a good swim will not guarantee you to win a race, but a poor swim will help you loose it. In much the same way, a good transition will contribute to a positive race experience. The objective of the transition is to help you comfortably, quickly, and safely “transition” from one discipline to another. Too often, triathletes overlook the preparation and importance of a good transition. Whether your goal is to just finish or make the podium, a good transition starts with a plan. Here are a few tips to help organize and practice for good transitions.
Have you ever wondered how some people make running look easy? Do you wonder if these athletes were born with cheetah genes? Very few people run fast based on there DNA. Most have put in the hard work it takes to run fast and/or far. In addition to hard work, they usually have a plan. Here are a few running tips to help you become a stronger runner.
One of the most well-known scientists to explore the use of heart rate for the purpose of athletic improvement was Francesco Conconi. His research resulted in what is known as the "Conconi Test". As part of this test, athletes monitor heart rate response to increases in speed. Conconi thought when heart rate and speed are plotted on a graph, lactate threshold occurred when heart rate many no longer climb in a linear relation to speed.