I follow Joe Friel, among others, on Twitter. Lately, he has tweeted some interesting one liners that I thought I would compile and share a few of the latest ones. He is jfriel on Twitter.
Joe is a cycling coach and author of the Cyclist's Training Bible.
1. Consistent and moderate training are the keys to success in endurance sport.
2. To run or climb faster remove excess weight, increase muscular power, or, preferably, both. Hard to be fast dragging an anchor.
3. 1 pound of excess fat costs roughly 1.5 watts on a climb and 2 seconds per mile when running a 10k.
4. The fastest way to raise your VO2max is to lose excess weight.
5. In order to find your limits, it is sometimes necessary to exceed them. But rarely.
6. There are 3 components of fitness: VO2max, threshold as a % of VO2max, and movement economy. Focus on these to excel.
7. Movement skill is the most neglected aspect of fitness for endurance athletes. Most are sloppy and waste energy.
8. It isn't how many miles, it's what you do with the miles. Discussing this with athlete. Comes up frequently. Easy to measure miles, I guess.
9. Training is about power. Racing is about speed.
10. The difference between winning and losing is that you learn something after a loss.