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    Who is Betty Ford anyway?

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    1999
  1. Agree with you totally, but think there's a difference between super high intensity reps at high cadence vs race specific high intensity.
  2. Totally agree with you about high aerobic efforts. I think my post was misinterpreted as advice to just cruise around all day. Do you have any more insight into brownlees training? Would love to hear it
  3. Sorry but physically, in regards to triathlon racing, they were not. Especially as an age grouper. Very short high intensity training is the very last icing on the cake. You don't need to do super high intense efforts for triathlon racing. Its a recipe for injury and frys you from doing the training needed - aerobic strength training. Just heard an interview from the fastest triathlete in the world (possibly ever?) "I don't do a lot of high intensity, just a lot of miles and try and get as strong as possible through mileage and build a huge aerobic base." -A. Brownlee
  4. It would be hard to win starting each run 5min down
  5. That's typical mileage for the top itu guys. Doubt there's many of the top guys going much less and theres plenty doing a lot lot more especially on the run. The bike isn't easy and those guys are awesome all round triathletes
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    Coenzyme Q10

    As I said if it interests you, then try it. If it doesn't, like for you, then don't. Gim tried it and so far it seems to be beneficial. I'm sure he doesn't care what any study says if he feels benefits. Up to him to decide if $20 a month is worth it. As you correctly stated, placebos can be great too, that's why there is no complete answer. Without trying to play semantics, the test really is individual. As for saying you're close minded, I apologize as I don't know u, have u tried coq10? Do you take any supplements? Or are all supplements snake oil?
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    Coenzyme Q10

    Yes, you would feel the effects after 4-5 days. How much a day are you taking?
  8. reactor1

    Coenzyme Q10

    You guys are so closed minded, but here's the thing, you can find a study to support anything. there's evidence, scientific and anecdotal, to show it helps with energy production. I know athletes who swear by it. I know people on medication who swear by it. its around $20 for a month's supply. If you are interested then try it. If you find it helps then keep taking it. If not you've spent on your health what most people spend on coffee each week. trying it for yourself is the only definitive test. What's 'accepted by the wider health community' isn't exactly a standard I'd
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    Team Pis IM

    Thanks Fifer, Yes definitely not trying to rubbish one method over another, just giving observations of what worked for the people I know. Hopefully we all learn a bit from reflections and observing.
  10. reactor1

    Team Pis IM

    Sorry Fifer, I probably shouldn't have used training examples without writing the complete program to illustrate my point. As it's not my program I won't do that, but rest assured I know what 'normal' is, and these guys weren't doing it. Trent has experience that only the top 1% of tri coaches in the world have, so it's not normal. Not wanting to get into a training debate, my point is that the majority blindly follow the example set by trent and the top guys and because they don't know any better or question things they get results you wouldn't typically expect. As you pointed
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    Team Pis IM

    Correct Jen. I think the biggest thing for the PIS guys in terms of actual results is the guys are completely ignorant of what constitutes normal triathlon training. Most are new to the sport and are not tri geeks, so don't have a clue. Trent sets the program and the majority just follow it blindly. No HR monitors, speedos, garmins or power meters. Not to say these aren't useful tools, but the training is not dictated by these. The atmosphere is really dictated by the faster guys with experience and everyone buys into it. There's an amazing level of confidence that comes when yo
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    Team PIS

    Think you enter murky territory when you question peoples integrity, directly or indirectly, over the internet. You'd want to be sure. Especially the above mentioned. They are all very accomplished athletes who have been around the traps for a long time. Standing on the sidelines gives you a 60 sec snapshot of a 5 hour bike ride... not a strong base to accuse from. TC you should come to PIS HQ, there's actually 12 metre markings so everyone knew what the new rules were. Fact is those guys didn't need to draft, they prepared well. Everyone else thanks for the kind words, it's
  13. reactor1

    Team PIS

    Thanks Hymie, have a blast in NZ!
  14. reactor1

    Team PIS

    ok, so specially you are saying Ben Orr, Leigh Chapman, Brian Lang or Sean Brunt were drafting. Or were they just riding together? If you are going to throw mud, have the decency to be specific. i know for fact that these 4 weren't all together. Interesting you can make these claims by seeing these guys once or twice from the sidelines during an 180km ride...Also where were you standing?
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    Team PIS

    of??? obviously you can make judgements from still photos... how about you leave it to the officials, they seemed to do a good job out there. I would be careful about generalizing about the actions of 80 odd people.
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