Five Things You’ll Want to Know About Endurance Training 2.6.23

This week’s Five Things You’ll Want to Know about Endurance Training discuss differences between male and female runners, nutrition myths, workout recovery, speed work, and ultras.

This week’s Five Things You’ll Want to Know About Endurance Training from Simple Endurance Coaching

Here are this week’s Five Things:

  1. Research on male and female runners reveals some interesting differences between the two. Read about them here.
  2. Outside Magazine discusses five myths about nutrition for runners that also applies to cyclists. Read about how they bust the myths here.
  3. Pro athletes usually get the best advice about how to recover from hard workouts and races. Read about how Alpecin riders (team of Mathieu van der Poel) recover from their workouts here.
  4. Beginning runners often just do increasingly long, slow runs to build endurance. However, research seems to show that doing speed work also improves performance in less time! Read about it here.
  5. Training for an ultra (a run longer than a marathon) can be daunting, like training for any long distance endurance event. But if you use smaller adventures to do your training, the process becomes more fun. Read about it here.

Help your performance with useful knowledge

Every Monday, I post five links to content I’ve been reading and thinking about.

The links discuss endurance training, strength, yoga, nutrition, mental health, inspirational stories, or just cool running or cycling topics.

These stories might not be new, but they are new to me, and I want to share the material with you!

If you come across items you think I’d like to read about, send them to me at

Let me know what you think!

Coaching with Simple Endurance Coaching

This is a lot of information in a short article.

If you liked this article, please share it with others.

I help a limited number of cyclists and runners become stronger, more durable, and more mobile to improve their cycling and running performance.

If you are a gravel cyclist, cyclocross racer, or trail runner, you’ve come home to the right place!

Contact me or sign up for Virtual Coffee so we can discuss your goals, ask questions, and talk about making your endurance training more effective, fun, and Simple.

Sign up on the website to get a free copy of my e-book, 6+1=The Way to Better Health, Fitness, and Your Best Season Ever” to help you get stronger to improve your cycling and running performance.

You can also opt-in to receive my weekly blog posts about what works in endurance sports.

Paul Warloski is a USA Cycling Level 3 Coach; RRCA Running Coach; Training Peaks Level 2 Coach; RYT-200 Yoga Instructor; Certified Personal Trainer



Paul Warloski, Simple Endurance Coaching

I help older cyclists reach their adventure and challenge goals through personalized, holistic training, strength work, and yoga.