Brendan completed his debut Marathon in 2:15 and...

10.17.16

Congrats Rob! Second overall at the U.S. Open...

10.17.16

Congratulations Lucus Kesterson for completing you...

10.17.16

Three ECo athletes nailed their races at Ironman...

10.10.16

If you are interested in taking your athletic performance to the next level - whether that next level is beginning a training program for the first time, improving your personal best time, winning your age group, or turning professional - you came to the right place.

Joe Company, PhD founded ECo in 2010, but prior to this he coached at the high school and collegiate level, worked with Olympic training programs, and worked with a number of high-performance athletes, scientists, researchers, and coaches.  Joe began consulting endurance athletes in 2002, but as he evolved in his education and experience, he wanted to make his expertise available to more people.  ECo is the product of Joe's experience.

Endurance Company coaches and partners are carefully selected to provide quality coaching, teaching, information, and advice. All ECo coaches provide a valuable combination of education, practical experience, and knowledge in Joe's training philosophies.  Endurance Company coaches apply these key principles to provide unparalleled, customized training programs for all abilities of athletes. 

Our mission is make your training and racing experience as rewarding as possible. The goal is to help you become a healthy, successful, complete athlete by providing a training plan that helps you reach your goals while maintaining balance in your life.

In addition to custom training plans, we offer laboratory bike and run VO2max and lactate testing as well as 'field testing' for bike power. These tests allow unparalleled optimization of your training plan.

It is time to take the guesswork out of your training!

 

Philosophy
Philosophical musings about all things training, racing, life...

Nutrition
Nutrition just might be the 4th discipline.
Science
Scientific articles to maximizing your endurance.
Training
Specific workouts to enhance your performance.

 

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Endurance Company's ATHLETE MASTERY PROGRAM focuses on teaching and empowering children to learn fundamental skills that will serve them in any sport and serve them for their entire life.

 

 

 

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Measure to Excel

In the January 26-27, 2014 Wall Street Journal, Bill Gates wrote an article titled, "My Plan To Fix The World’s Biggest Problems – Measure Them!"  The take home message was:  without feedback from precise measurements, any progress is destined to be “rare and erratic.”  Gates writes, “You can achieve incredible progress if you set a clear goal and find a measure that will drive progress toward that goal.”  

Free Speed?!?

When I began running longer distances, I learned that elite distance runners had a cadence of 90-95 foot-strikes/minute.  Since I came from a sprinting background, leg turnover wasn't an issue, but it was a challenge for me to keep my cadence at ~90 for longer runs.  It took practice, but I after a while, I was able to adapt ~90 strides per minute as a comfortable, relaxing running cadence.  But, at certain times of the year, I tried to bump that number up a little bit. 

Meditation: 10 reasons why every athlete should meditate

With all the scientific evidence coming out in the past several years, meditation is becoming something that can't be overlooked. As anyone who's ever played a sport knows, the biggest opponent is always inside. Meditation gives you ways to come to terms with this opponent.

Meditation: a possible treatment for stress-related diseases?

Meditation is a term used to describe a diverse array of practices, each with a variety of goals. All of these practices use non-analytical means to focus attention without “discriminating thought,” which means that the mind is calmed in order to focus the attention inward toward the consciousness (7). Meditation usually includes one of the following: freeing the mind of thoughts, focusing on God/Universe, seeking guidance from a higher power, or focusing on a teaching or situation. Meditation requires no particular lifestyle or belief system (i.e. religion) and is often practiced along with (not in place of) other activities in life.

Detailed review of overtarining and heart rate variability

Overtraining is a risk for any person engaging in regular physical activity and is defined as an imbalance between stress and recovery, with the balance shifted towards stress.  Overtraining can be caused by too much physical stress as well as excessive psychological stress.  One of the consequences of overtraining is a decrease in heart rate variability due to altering the balance of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) towards the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) and away from the sympathetic nervous system (SNS).

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