Can you complete/compete at the 140.6 distance w/ only 10 hrs of training per week?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tools Used

Per the first two posts you may be wondering how this will be pulled off. I am all about 'keeping it close to home' when I train. This equates to 85-90% of my training being executed in the "Leo Dungeon", "Performance Center", or simply put...the garage. Most triathletes are limited in the hours we have to train so I have opted to knock out my training between 4 and 8 AM. If it works don't attempt to fix it. Nothing beats a rock solid jolt of adrenaline before the birds awake.

Important note: Louisville is hot and humid so heat acclimatization will need to be a focal point of this prep. No worries for this kid...the garage will heat up to 100 degrees in no time. Bring it I say!

I have and will continue to utilize the following tools to 'sharpen the edge':
- CompuTrainer Lab w/ heavy emphasis on the IML Interactive Real Course Video
- Tacx Flow ergotrainer
- Parabolic Rollers
- Pacemaster Treadmill
- Industrial fan as needed
- PowerTap 2.4 SL
- PowerCranks
- Garmin 305 Forerunner (I will venture outside for some 'road loading')
- Training Peaks WKO+

In the upcoming posts I will present the training methods/schedule I will be using to load the mind and body appropriately for the task at hand.

Have an outstanding day!
Psalm 18:2


  1. Ok, it just hit me that on that graph you are doing 36 mph on a trainer. Flat. Good gracious. I can tell already this is going to be a fun blog. And I'm going to learn a lot. Great verse, too!

  2. I can't wait to see your approach. I have done several international distance events before and really want to do a 1/2 ironman. However, I have a wife and 3 children so 15 hour weeks and long weekend are not an option for me either.

    I don't have the base that you do so I am wonder how one can get there if you haven't had the chance to build a great base in the past.