Training Improvement Tips & Resources

PWR Lab training articles give you access to the tried-and-true strategies of world-class professional athletes. Posts include the fundamentals, like getting started with your first speed workouts, and more complex training concepts for the experienced & data-savvy, such as accounting for unloading in your training.

We strive to bring you a range of lessons, from basic training tips to cutting edge data science concepts, enabling you to learn from professionals and your own training data. Read about all aspects of training and competition, from warm up drills through race day mentality. Learn about the perspectives and drives of professional runners and world champion triathletes, and how these approaches apply to your own goals. Train smarter, run informed, and get better results from your efforts. Our network of experts is constantly growing, so check back to keep learning more, and developing your strategic toolkit.

A Champion's Mind: Perspective from Katie Zaferes
A Champion's Mind: Perspective from Katie Zaferes
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
November 14, 2019

Dr. Jeff Moreno discusses how common pre-race anxiety is, framing it as a reflection of one's passion for the task at hand, and sharing a poem by Olympian & World Champion Katie Zaferes on mental race day readiness.

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First Principles for Coaching High School
First Principles for Coaching High School
BY COACH ALEX LYONS
November 07, 2019

Coach Alex Lyons outlines his 5 'First Principles' when it comes to coaching high school athletes, and the importance of keeping these key principles top of mind throughout the process of guiding an athlete's development.

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3 Workouts to Power Your Speed
3 Workouts to Power Your Speed
BY STEPHANIE SCHAPPERT
October 03, 2019

Hoka NJ-NY Track Club runner Stephanie Schappert (former Villanova great) discusses the importance of speed workouts for runners looking to get better at any distance, and how to incorporate them into a training program.

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Playing the Long Game
BY VANESSA FRASER
August 27, 2019

Nike’s Bowerman Track Club runner Vanessa Fraser (former Stanford great) demonstrates the maturity of athletes many years her senior. Vanessa attributes much of her success to a perspective focused on the ‘Long Game’, which was instilled in her at a young age by a number of coaches and mentors, including PWR Lab co-founder and physical therapist Jeff Moreno.

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Learning from Katie Zaferes, World's #1 Ranked Triathlete
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
July 25, 2019

PWR Lab’s Dr. Jeff Moreno shares lessons learned from working with ITU's #1 World Ranked (Olympic Distance) Triathlete Katie Zaferes to help her achieve greater consistency.

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Conventional Wisdom, Conventional Injuries
BY MEGAN ECKERT
July 16, 2019

Up-and-coming distance runner Megan Eckert shares her story of training for her first 40+ mile run, highlighting the pitfalls of today's conventional wisdom in distance running, the injuries that commonly arise as a result, and the future PWR Lab is striving to create.

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What is 'Unloading'?
BY JEN VROOMEN
July 11, 2019

Reducing training load can be a well-informed strategy or an unintentional disaster - learn what Unloading is, the different forms it takes, and the contexts in which Unloading is advantageous.

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