Good luck to all the TR folks racing DK200 this year. May you only roll over smooth stones, your water bottles stay full and your final NP bring you happiness
Actual topic. I found this comment about how Ted King’s training changed from his prep for 2018. I recall the benefits of being a well rounded athlete and beer being mentioned at least once on the TR podcast.
King said his personal aspirations at this year’s Dirty Kanza could be shaped by his recent decision to move from California to Vermont (he is a New Hampshire native) to help oversee his maple syrup company. Rather than pedal long miles during the winter, King instead hiked, shoveled snow and went cross-country skiing to stay fit. He filmed a YouTube series to document his unorthodox training.
King estimates he has 30 percent fewer miles in his legs than he did in 2018.
“I’m setting power numbers that I haven’t seen in some years, which I think could be attributed to the diversity of training,” King said. “I’ve been eating really good and drinking delicious beer. I’m rested and recovered.”