Female Athlete Mystery: should she train with respect to her menstrual cycle?

Female Athlete Mystery: should she train with respect to her menstrual cycle?

I recognise the irony in what I’m going to write about. I’m a male coach. But I’m also a post-graduate researcher investigating factors influencing substrate utilisation in women that take part in endurance-type events. And the women I coach often ask me: should I be...
Solutions to the programming puzzle require navigating context. Athletica launches => the Workout Wizard

Solutions to the programming puzzle require navigating context. Athletica launches => the Workout Wizard

One of the key training philosophies we embrace at HIIT Science is the simple saying “context over content”.   You as an athlete know your context best. You know your situation.  Even though a session sits in front of you in the plan, that session might...
From Overtraining to World Championships

From Overtraining to World Championships

This is a story of Marjaana Rakai, a wife, mom, coach and an age-group triathlete. With a background in cross-country skiing, she discovered long-distance triathlon in 2015 and wanted to find out how good she could get. While still on that journey, her focus has...
Why?

Why?

I think I’ve heard it said that coaching an endurance athlete involves part science — part art. It’s a sentiment I broadly agree with, and for me, roughly translates to convincing the athlete to do the activity that will help them most on a given day. Successful...

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