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.
Many great endurance athletes seek out opportunities to train – or even live – at altitude. Whether it's Bowerman Track Club visiting the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Eliud Kipchoge growing up in the mountains of Kenya, or PWR Lab hosting elite runners in Flagstaff, altitude seems to work for distance runners. This blog digs into the reasons why runners thrive up high.Read More
Dr. Jeff Moreno breaks down how to train by "feel" and move intuitively to enhance the way we train with smart watches.Read More
We've all heard the saying "Hills Pay the Bills", a testament to the extreme versatility of hill workouts. Training on hills has powerful benefits for runners of all levels: enjoy this video breakdown & 3 example workouts!Read More
Accomplished pole vaulter and movement coach Melissa Braun outlines the importance of consciousness in competitive athletics and daily life, and lists 5 essential tools for developing the balance & self-trust needed for success.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More