Category Archives: Training Diary

Modifying Training For Aging…

I’m altering my training plan in deference to the increasing need for recovery as I get older. Without knowing what the best approach might be, I started out by putting myself on a 10 day, rather than a 7 day … Continue reading

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Piriformis Sciatica

I’ve been going through piriformis/sciatica issues for the past year. It was a one time event in mid-Dec ’16, when I tried to do some fast intervals and immediately felt it in my butt. It took about 2 months before … 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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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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