Let’s look into the dark side of cycling training. How does this controversial charcter see training. He was influential for at least a decade, so it is interesting to learn about his training model.
I was aware of his website but have never really looked into the forum. Some interesting insights there. I will simply post as I make my way through it.
Feel free to contribute.
I just post his positions, I don’t claim they are correct (with a few exceptions where I have a distinct position … has something to do with a certain Texan prof living in NO). I don’t advocate any of them. I don’t claim he has found any magical formula.
I’m just interested in his viewpoints on training.
He’s clearly a tempo guy:
Endurance up to 2 mmol, this so tempo
if 2mmol is something like 91% of 4mmol La, base work has been successful
mix it up, something we see often in pro training (context here: weeks before an important race
training at anaerobic threshold is the best method to improve anaerobic threshold (which contradicts some modern school of thinking --> threshold training is supposedly bad)
(note: he advocates a lot of Medio, e.g. up to tempo; this comes on top of 1-2 threshold)
his take on polarized training
(damn it, I guess it is not political correct to say “I like this guy” )