Palmer Lake Training: March 4th – 10th

Monday was my typical rest day. I was still feeling really fresh despite my 50-60 mile weeks, but I knew the accumulated fatigue would hit me if I didn't take a cutback week. My original plan for the week was to do two easier workouts, two short easy days (~4 miles each), one shorter long …

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Palmer Lake Training: Feb 25th – March 3rd

Monday was rest day, per usual. Nothing too thrilling to report. Tuesday was tempo day! I did a 1 mile warmup, 4 miles at around marathon pace, 1 mile easy, 3 miles at around half marathon pace, and a 1 mile cooldown. I was surprised with how good I felt during this workout. The last mile …

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Performance Enhancement in Endurance Sports: OVDO, Caffeine, Coca, and the “Black Drink”

Modern athletes are constantly in the news for doping scandals, from Lance Armstrong’s doping during his Tour de France wins to the allegations of Alberto Salazar doping his Nike Oregon Project athletes. In 1999, the World Anti-Doping Agency was founded to monitor and coordinate anti-doping efforts as well as enforcing the World Anti-Doping Code, which …

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