I’m extremely excited about a new opportunity coming down the line with TrainingPeaks. For those that do not know TrainingPeaks, Peaksware (the larger company) develops software systems to help motivated individuals and professionals achieve health, fitness and peak athletic performance. It is a suite of logging tools (mostly free functionality) that we use to manage all of our athletes.
I’ve used Training Peaks as an athlete for the last few years both as a coach and athlete. What I like about Training Peaks (and what we strive to do here at Miles to Go) is provide both a fantastic product as well as training and education around that product.
On that topic, I’m going to be hosting a webinar with Training Peaks on October 15, from 2pm-3pm Mountain Time (4pm ET, 3pm CT and noon PT).
The title is Going Ultra: Transitioning from 26.2 to beyond. Here is a short introduction
You’ve tackled 5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2 and now you want to go even longer. Where do you start? This webinar will introduce you to the basic concepts of training for an ultramarathon and specifically deal with the transition from marathon training to beyond 26.2. We’ll look at progressions to various distances, samples of various training weeks and schedules, the differences in terrain that most marathoners encounter when heading to their first ultra, and incorporating cross training and other workouts into a schedule to keep runners healthy in the transition.
I hope that you can join us for the webinar! As for all TrainingPeaks webinars, they will be archived for later viewing.