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

Friday, July 15, 2011

What the neighbors see...

...or don't see.

If you are reading this post you too are likley to be...different. Those who follow this blog are triathletes or endurance athletes I would assume. This group of people typically dance to a different beat and find going down the path less traveled more fun/interesting. I am one of those types for sure. I'd rather stand out then blend in.

It dawned on me this AM to capture what the neighbors see IF they are up at 4 to 5 AM and are near the Leo's homestead. Below you will see a 360 degree perspective that captures the stillness of the morning. On this particular morning porch lights, sprinklers, and the newspaper delivery person reflected life from the 'pain cave'/lab. Its funny how you get to know each neighbors rituals when you spend 95% of your bike time on the CompuTrainer. Take a look and listen to our AM existence:

Anne is executing the second disk of Ironman Louisville (Real Course Video) above as she puts the finishing touches to IML prep.

We are both putting in our last 3 week block of training that will consist of 3 to 4 hr CT (CompuTrainer) rides (Real Course Video and CS 1.6) with 30 to 60 min runs post.

In this last phase of training I will highlight some of the key workouts that I am using to prepare myself for battle at IML 2011. Stay tuned for the last 6 key workouts leading up to game day!

Stay hydrated and play smart,
Coach L


  1. Hi Lance,

    Long time no see. Question for you. You mentioned that you do 95% of your rides on the CT. Do you and Anne ever ride together outside? If so, how do you work that out in regards to pacing. My wife and I have been doing our long rides on the weekends together. Last year for IMFL, the pace seemed to work out. This year I feel like I have to slow way down, and my wife has to really push it to keep up. We've been doing exactly the same training program, so I'm not sure what the difference is this year. How do you and Anne handle different biking abiliites? It seems like there is about a 3mph difference, but I don't want to just take off and leave her behind. Is indoors on the CT the only way to go to beat the frustration?


  2. Hey there Jeff! Thanks for the note and question. We never ride outside together. She hits the 'long ride' days typically on Friday and I on Saturday. This allows us to be w/ the kiddos to play legos, feed em', play guns, rough up, etc.

    One thing I would suggest is to load up a kid bike trailer w/ some weights to slow you down enough to balance things out a bit.

    My hope is that this would allow you two to ride together and you would establish some sick legs as a result. You'd brake off crank arms like toothpicks friend ;)

    Let me know if you have any other Qs Jeff!