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Why Interval Training is Useful

What is actually the difference between interval training and a multiple steady sessions at comparable intensities?

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2PEAK Looks in to Sebastian Kienle 100K Results

100K Social Distance Racing Series

2PEAK partner Sebastian Kienle wins the Social Distance Race Series 100K cycling race with his effort on Friday, May 8th of 2020.

100K Statistics

Kienle Finished the 100k in just over 2:18 with an average speed of 43.16 and a max speed of 61.09 kph. A crazy fast time but what makes this even more impressive is this is not an all out kind of effort for him.

“I´m not going to go as fast as possible, but I am just going to try and go a bit over 40 kph.”

As a triathlete Kienle is an expert at not going over the limit on the bike as we noted is essential in our data analysis of Kona athletes. A closer look at Keinle´s data shows that he probably could have gone MUCH faster.

Heart rate data during Kienle´s 100K effort

To be able to produce a time like this without ever going in to a zone 4 heart rate shows a rally impressive level of fitness. Check out the full results of the Social distance Race Series 100K with interactive graphs of Kienle´s data here.

 

 

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Staying Motivated Through COVID-19

Your normal life and routine have completely changed. Your group or club workouts are canceled, gyms are closed, pools are closed, you are not allowed to meet with your training partners, and all the races you had planned are not occurring as usual with no clear answer to when normal racing will resume. However, this time will end and there are a few tricks to keep your focus and come out on the other side a better athlete.

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Sebastian Kienle Races 2PEAK´s 100 km Cycling Social Distance Race Series Race

Now is your chance to see how you stack up against one of the world’s greatest endurance triathletes! The 2014 Ironman World Champion and 2PEAK training partner, Sebastian Kienle, in absence of other races will be hitting the road for a 100-kilometer cycling time trial as part of 2PEAK´s Social Distance Race Series. You can participate in this event free starting now through May 13th

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50K Treadmill World Record Attempt

The impact of the coronavirus has extended far beyond those who have become infected and has changed how everyone lives their day to day life. In these unfamiliar times, amid a global pandemic, it is important to remember that we will get through this and amazing things can still be accomplished. 2PEAK teamed up with orienteering world champion Matthias Kyburz setting out to prove this by breaking the 50 kilometer treadmill world on Thursday April 16th record while helping raise money to for the COVID-19 crisis.

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Social Distance Race Series

The official measures required by the corona virus regarding social distancing currently make participation in competitions impossible. However, regular exercise and training are still recommended by experts. We know from experience how difficult it is to stay motivated for daily training when the clear training goal is missing. For this reason we at 2PEAK have created the “Social Distance Race Series”.

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Training alternatives at home

Swimming pools and the gyms are often closed. It is also currently recommended to stay home whenever possible. Therefore, we have compiled a few sports-specific exercises for your own four walls.

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Plan adjustment for cancelled / postponed competitions

Currently, everyday life for most people is being shaken up. Depending on the country or region, the security measures taken affect daily life in different ways. One common measure taken is most countries have canceled or postponed all competitions in the near future. But what does this mean for your training and your training schedule? Here you will find help to adjust your training plan.

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Nutrition Tips for Marathoners

Those who have finished a marathon know the overwhelming emotions you get once you’ve crossed the finish line. However, in order for this to happen, the right nutrition is crucial and it helps you to run the 42.195km without cramps and without hitting the wall. 

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How can I lose weight by running?

Some do it for aesthetic reasons, some for health reasons – losing weight. Especially in spring, people try to get rid of some extra kilos. Can running help? Yes, if you follow some simple rules!