#4: Training w/the Fat Man

So I went into Christmas week with what I thought were pretty reasonable training goals:1. Eat sensibly2. Get +/- 10 hours of training.3. TT on bike4. Get in 3 “longs”Well…..I got the time-trial done…..This week was the first (hopefully not of many) rounds of the fight between a body that needs to train and a mind that’s elsewhere.  R1 goes to the lazy mind.Week of 12/20 in Review:Training: 8.25 hours (+/-.75 swim + 5 bike + 2.5 run).  Had to […]

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#3: Train like a tortoise

The more I learn about ultraendurance training and specifically about ultradistance-triathlon, the more I realize this is a game of slow and steady.  This seems like an easy concept right?  Consistency and volume trumps intensity…….but what it lacks in pain it makes up for in patience and focus. It’s very difficult to stay focused for hours and hours regardless of the task at hand…..Yesterday I biked for 3 hours (2 hours in AM and 1 hour in afternoon) and today […]

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Rocket science

New Cervelo model? Sometime in the summer of 2009 I decided I’d take this little endeavor on, and after gaining some much needed wisdom of patience (more on that lesson later) I’ve been slowly building both my physiological “engine” as well as my equipment base……and since speed in the saddle seems to matter most, I’ve been studying and building.My first conclusion?  Triathlon has a VERY high equipment ceiling and a relatively steep initial ascent if you want a solid ride……quality […]

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