If you follow this blog, you’ve heard me mention Joe Friel before. He’s written many, many books on endurance training and trained athletes for over 30 years now. I’m currently using his book, “The Triathlete’s Training Bible” as my guide through my 2010 season.
Joe Friel came to Louisville this past Saturday for a day of coaching and lecturing. Athlete’s could opt for an entire day with Joe for $100 or just go to his 2-hour lecture for $10…I went with option #2.
Most of what Joe covered was how to set up your training season, based on the principles outlined in his book. Even though I’ve already implemented most of what he said, I did pick up a few good ideas and tools. I was starting to think that I had thrown 10 bucks away when he mentioned the words “dealing with an injury or illness during your training.” I immediately got my pen ready.
Before I tell you what he said, first I will show you what my training plan originally looked like: