Category Archives: Training Diary

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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Left/Right Pedal Balance

I’ve been using my new PowerTap P1 pedals for a month now on the trainer. I usually see a 53/47 L/R wattage balance when I review a ride afterwards.  That ratio seems to hold pretty much during all types of intervals: … 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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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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Stretching

A 37 y/o complained of feeling “tighter as I get older”, so he asked about stretching, Since I’ve been doing it pretty much daily since I was his age, I shared my thoughts: “I stretch every morning, right after breakfast, … Continue reading

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Kona Pilgrimmage 8: The Underpants Run

Fashions ebb and flow among the triathlete tribe. With a world-wide membership, there are always new perspectives and opportunities for cross-fertilization. In the ’80s, the dominant Americans favored bright neon outfits and oversized, wrap-around sunglasses. In the ’90s, Europeans brought … Continue reading

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Kona Pilgrimmage: The Tribe Vibe

A key attraction for the true Kona Pilgrim is the opportunity to see and be a part of the evolving legend of triathlon. Our sport is young enough that the founders, early adherents, and initial superstars are still with us, … Continue reading

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Kona Pilgrimmage: Station 6, The Queen K

Tonight at the IronGents and ladies dinner, an annual affair for Kona competitors 60 and over, Mike Reilly allowed as how “Kona is my favorite race, because after all it is the Mecca of our sport.” Many people come from … Continue reading

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Kona Pilgrimmage: Station 5, The Energy Lab

Just about 42 years ago (October 6, 1973), Syria and Egypt launched a surprise attack on Israel, beginning what became known, variously, as the Yom Kippur, Ramadan, or Arab-Israeli War of 1973. Although it took a bit longer than the … Continue reading

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