Latest Additions to Training Blog

Below are a few places to start. Post up if questions or want to see something in particular. I get an e-mail when comments pop-up.

JAN 10: MOUNTIAN ATHLETE TRN'ing, core beatdowns, link on right
JAN 10: AT ALTITUDE, updated with new link
Jan 10: MORE ABOUT ME post below
Jan 10: THRESHOLD idea active.com, link on right
Jun 09: AUTOREGULATION/COMPENSATION 2 articles on-right
Mar 09: WHO's FAT AGAIN comments update.
Mar 08 BASE TRAINING: link on right, Joel Friel Nov 07'
Oct 08: INSANITY in repeat: yoy pic update
Mar 08: PALEO DIET for ATHLETES: blog post below
Mar 08: TRACKING PE: blog post w/formula below
Oct 08: COACH PAGES link: link on right
Oct 08: WEIGHTS, body weight only link


More About Me

Basically I'm your typical high energy, always have been hyper-outdoor-active guy. Climbing, snowboarding, many hikes and many individual challenges over many years gave me ability. Multi-pitch climbing when younger, on-site flash 5.11's, long triad 10's. Snowboard nationals in 91' etc.. With historical higher intensity base, focus & some a-typical gifts, MTB'ing fits now. Year 2010, 44. Married, kids, going to school to finish my MBA, FT employed, you know the drill. Looking back on 4 years of bike training logs I now generally put in 15-40 hours of training a month. That's it. Maybe this is the year to do more! Sound familiar?

My training is focused. I gain up to 10lbs in the Winter, but still ride a few times a week. Last 2 years started doing gym work. I eat better to start a new year and into Summer. I learned a great deal about base miles from Joel Friel and agree with much of his information(godd place to start). Yet, I've never followed his specific work outs.

I never do pyramids, cross-cross or one leg stuff. Many road base miles early season to adapt, many SS rides for force and much variety of high intensity works for me. Recovery, fuel, periodization and "focused" rides bodes well. Anyway, for what it's worth you have info from paleo diet to workout ideas, take what works. I be no expert, just a pro (ha). Do put in the multi-hour base miles early season for sure. Give it two seasons of effort to realize adaption momentum........