Monthly Archives: May 2008

May 27, 2008 posted by


“This is the most blantant case of overtraining I’ve ever seen. God, I love it!”– David Brainard, to me, climbing Old San Marcos Pass during ’98 Tour simulation Yesterday I…

May 23, 2008 posted by

Weekend Plans

When I planned the virtual Giro I had no idea that the weather would cooperate so well. It’s gone back and forth from hot to cold just like we’re on…

May 20, 2008 posted by

Legs & Back

I think this is my new favorite X workout. I switched my schedule this week so that I could work my legs today and rest them before my big rides…

May 18, 2008 posted by

No Pain No Gain

This morning I’m extremely sore. It’s a good sore–the kind of blissful all over soreness that comes from a big day out. The problem; I had no big day out….

May 11, 2008 posted by


While I was concocting the doubles routine for the 90X book Tony asked, somewhat rhetorically, “does it really do you any good to train longer than an hour or so?”…

May 9, 2008 posted by

Virtual Giro

In spite of my precarious situation I began my virtual Giro yesterday. What this includes is riding each day of the Giro that the riders ride. This means I’ll be…

May 9, 2008 posted by

Abridged Workouts

While my recovery is going a little slower than I’d hoped the design of the P90X workouts has made it easy to continue with my program. I won’t be making…

May 6, 2008 posted by

Good Pain vs Bad Pain

With new clients it’s generally a challenge teaching them to sort out good pain from bad. Good pain is the type associated with “no pain, no gain,” while bad pain…

May 4, 2008 posted by

Block II

After a recovery week of dog hikes and a few sun salutations I’m moving well enough to begin my second block of training. Today I’ll ride–not for too long–for the…

May 1, 2008 posted by

Periodizational Dieting

Answering a question on the boards this morning I realized that I haven’t talked about the P90X diet yet. This is because I haven’t addressed my own diet yet at…