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ITU AG LC WC 2018 Race Plan: Part Deux

INTRODUCTION See previous entry. Just a reminder: the race is 3000 m one loop swim, 120 km (74.6 mi) two loop bike, 30 k (18.6 mi) run. Race date: Sunday August 27, in Penticton, BC, Canada. This is the age … Continue reading

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ITU LC WC 2017 Race Planning

I’ve been looking forward to this race for three years, ever since it was announced. Back in the 80s & 90s, there was a race in Nice, France *which Mark Allen won 10 times between 1982 and 1993. After that, … Continue reading

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ITU LC WC Race Plan Update

So after all of the discussion with my coach, a couple of really good training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday followed by a super race on Saturday, here’s what I’ve come up with for a plan: Coach P – I … Continue reading

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ITU LC WC Race Planning

I’ve been pointing to a race the end of August for the past three years – the International Triathlon Union (the global triathlon Olympic Federation) Long Course World Championships in Penticton BC. I’ve been talking back and forth with my … Continue reading

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Bad Ass Camp Re-Cap

Two weeks ago I hosted my Second Annual Bad Ass Camp (full name: AspEN Al T ‘Tude Bad Ass Training Camp) at my home in Snowmass, CO. This evolved out of earlier weeks from 2011-2015 where I’d conned one or … Continue reading

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Recovery From Extraordinary Effort

Two highly successful and motivated athletes joined me last week in the cold and snow for a “volume pop” here in Aspen. One of them asked on the EN forum about recovery from such efforts. Here’s my response: Dave Tallo … Continue reading

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Spring Training, Update #1

Returning back to this thread while in a “lull” between volume pops. My spring schedule has been: Mini OS mid Feb-Mid Mar 12 days x 100 km/day in Cuba end of March 3 Weeks of HIM flavored prep work aimed … Continue reading

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Spring Training

In response to our Coach writing about “Mid-Season Volume Pops”, I penned the following: Last week, as I was getting crushed in a week long volume camp with Tim Cronk and Dave Tallo. As two of EN’s most successful athletes, … Continue reading

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MiamiMan, 2016

Two years ago, the ITU announced that its 2017 long course (4k swim/120 km bike/30 km run) world championships would be in Penticton, BC,  just over the border from Washington. Not only close, but a a race distance which seems … Continue reading

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Maximum Aerobic Function Training

An EN member posted about “Maximum Aerobic Function Training”: …What is MAF Training:  For me, it was doing ALL TRAINING at aerobic threshold – swim, bike and run, with no high intensity strength training to send my body any other … Continue reading

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