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Feb 26, 2016
Yesterday I revealed my list of 15 Winter Fitness Secrets. Today I'll touch on items 1) Alpine skiing, 4) indoor cycling and 9) Nordic skiing. If you've followed my blogs and Facebook, in the past few years I've posted heart rate profiles for all of the activities mentioned. Before launching into my own analysis of the activities, I wanted you to know a recent study looked at these three activities. A study titled, "A Comparison between Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing and Indoor Cycling on Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Response" was published by the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine just...
Aug 31, 2015
For those of you that want the facts first and details later, let's dive in with a summary: I had my second best Leadville 100 Mountain Bike time at 10:09:56. I consider this a huge success because the race was HOT this year. This year was my 11th finish, so I am very familiar with what it takes to compete at, and complete the race. For the first time ever, I was at race weight in March. By race day, I was three pounds lighter than any other previous year. Achieving my fighting weight was relatively easy. I did have...
Jan 31, 2015
Hi Gale, I have just bought your 70.3 beginner triathlon training plan and loaded it onto my TrainingPeaks account. I would like it to start on a Sunday, not a Monday as Sunday is my day off. I cannot seem to do it. I have the premier edition of TrainingPeaks. Can you please let me know how to do it? Thanks, Toby ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi Toby, First, thanks for using one of my training plans to help you succeed. In the plan, Sunday tends to be a big workout day - so I'm not sure you want to move the...
Jan 08, 2015
My triathlon and cycling training plans are structured so that you can use them for a flat or hilly courses. The progression, or periodization, of training is accomplished by designing the daily and weekly workouts to optimize training time. One part of this optimization is training intensity. When a plan specifies interval work at a particular training intensity, one of the best parts of the training plan is that the work can be accomplished on a flat section of road for those doing a flat race or the work can be done as hill repeats. For those doing rolling courses,...