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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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Ironman Maryland 2016

After this race, I’ve got a new coach. No, I’m not replacing EN, but if Rich and/or Patrick aren’t around, I’ve got a great substitute – my wife, Cheryl. She completely turned my race around in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Ironman Maryland 2016 Race Plan

INTRODUCTION This is IM # 32 (of which 3 were DNS, and 3 were DNFs); this is the first year since 2007 I will be doing only one IM. I picked Maryland because (a) it’s in the fall, (b) I’ve … Continue reading

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Ironman Maryland 2016 RR #2

Today was RR #2. My primary goals were to stand up every 10 min on the bike, and follow my nutrition plan just as I intend on race day. Perfect Fall day in the mtns…My course was a new one, … Continue reading

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Advanced Class: Pacing The Ironman Marathon

I posted this today on the Endurance Nation forum. For hard-core triathlon nerds only… This morning, I read Tim Cronk’s comments on Dawn Cass’ IM MT race report, regarding the relative value of pace, HR, and RPE during the IM … Continue reading

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IM MD Camp Week #1

Today is what I consider the hardest of all workouts: DOING NOTHING. My muscles don’t feel sore, but I do feel the deep fatigue I would expect after the Camp week, which I finished yesterday. And the plan says rest, … Continue reading

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