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

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Metabolic Effect and Studio7

Day 16 - June 9, 2009 - Week 2
Yesterday Sonni and I had the privilege to hang with Jade Teta and his good friend Gary at NOMAD. For 4 hours we absorbed his research on this fresh and very stimulating approach to strength training. If you have not yet seen this approach/method in action take a look at this clip of my man Ken Bush: (Part 1: 10 min) (Part 2: 10 min)

Sonni and I worked through a similar workout yesterday w/ Jade and enjoyed it thoroughly. We are planning to put together a swim, bike, run, and combo DVD w/ Metabolic Effect (ME) in the near future. Can't wait to make this happen.

The exciting thing about this approach to training is that one can theoretically take a 2 hr workout (of cycling for example) and replace it w/ a ~45 min session that carries with it strength and lactate threshold specific intensity. Can you see why this excites me? It fits perfectly with those who are unable to devote 20 hrs of training per week.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I plan on modifying the current training plan to have 2 ME workouts within the week. I will also be doing a Power Test on the bike post Latta so we can see the effect of ME on my 20 min power (re-test 8-12 weeks later). Stoked to see the impact.

I promise there will be more on this topic on this blog in the future.

Not sure how this will work in my favor in the very short term; Latta this Saturday.

Opted to spin for about 20 min on the rollers to flush the legs.

Shout out to Jason who just joined the blog yesterday. Thinking this may be my man Jason B...

Have an outstanding day everyone...


  1. Thanks for the shout...yep that is me Jason B...the ME video looks intense and pretty awesome.

  2. Yeah JB....the ME is very intense and are hard to match...

    Big fan of the approach and eager to see how it will impact performance in the next 2 months...LL