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

Monday, July 19, 2010

Grace Kells Leo

The title of this post sums it up well. At 555 PM on July 13 I was melted like a snow cone on a hot summer day. Delivering Grace w/ my own hands and cutting the cord put me in a state of awe.

What also put me in a state of awe was how Anne took on this delivery w/ NO pain meds. I feel like such a wimp and I am humbled by her incredible tenacity. Seeing her deal with the effects of Pitocin for over 5 hrs made me feel the need to go run 200 x 400 m at 110% on 2 min recovery (ie, contractions were ~1 min in duration thus the 400 m designation). As noted in a previous post, Iowa grows em' tough.

I look FWD to seeing how life will continue to change (for the better) with this new addition to Team Leo!

On the "IM in 10" front I am happy to report that things are progressing exceptionally well.

On the morning of delivery Anne ran 3 miles and I nailed a CP20 test on the CompuTrainer. Elated to report an 8.9% improvement from the May 7 test! 326 watts to 355 watts (normalized power) increase. Could not be happier with this significant change in only 3 months of training.

I am convinced that the strength training that I have done w/ Bill Scibetta (Precision Fitness - has had a direct impact on this dramatic improvement. I have not added anything else to my training regimen that would allow such a positive change. I am looking FWD to seeing how this progessive, dynamic, and corrective strength focus will impact things come November at IMF!


  1. Congrats on the healthy littel girl.

  2. Awesome news Leos!! Congrats papa x2.

  3. Congrats!!! cant wait until you put Lady Lance on the compu trainer :)