An Amazing Workout: Some More Thoughts on Lactate Clearance and Tempo Efforts

A few days back, I had an amazing ride on my favorite course in Carnation, Washington.  It’s a 12-mile loop that takes me just under 30 minutes to complete– but time isn’t the important number to me.  It’s all about watts.  I repeat it twice (2 x 30min). Even though I was tired going into the ride, I blew away my PRs.  Here’s what happened, why I think it happened, and how you might be able to use some of this training goodness for your aging body. Continue reading

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Racing Smarter with a Power Meter

Powertap Power MeterPart of being faster when you’re older involves being smarter when you’re older.  Of all the sports in triathlon, the one that has benefitted the most from technology is cycling– and no piece of modern cycling equipment (except possibly aerobars) makes as much of a difference as a power meter.  Here’s why you’re just giving up a podium spot if you don’t own one and use it effectively in your training and racing. Continue reading