I got a phone call from my friend Luis Vargas who coaches along with Mark Allen at www.markallenonline.com
He called to ask me if I wanted to go for a ride, and I said sure, and so we did.
Until about a week ago I had been relaying on my cheetah-like muscle memory to get me through my next race in California.
But recently I decided that I should probably get back to training a little bit as Wildflower is just a wee bit hilly and only six weeks away. Even Cheetah's sometimes need a few hours at the gym I suspect.
So when Luis called I said, "Let's do it!"
Now would probably be a good time for you to read the rest of the story from Luis's point of view. Just click HERE to read what happened next.
As you can tell Luis has accused me of using the "I can't go slow" method of training. For simplicity sake let us call it the "Everyman I can't go slow" method of training. Please note that I will soon be trademarking this method of training so keep your paws to yourselves.
If you read carefully even Luis admits that he had much success with the "Everyman I can't go slow" method.
Basically my heart and power rate approach has three main legs that hold up this Everyman training stool.
1) You need to always go all out for as long as possible, as hard as possible....making sure to keep your heart rate at at least 170 bpm or higher.
2) You need to eat right after every workout. And more importantly, you need to eat as much of whatever your body craves. I prefer Cool Ranch Doritios with Coke with an Ice Cream chaser. Remember just like with drinking your body always knows best. And I don't mean water!
3) You need to sleep as little as possible while downing as much caffeine, coffee and/or Red Bull as possible.
* Finally smoking, beer, alcohol, and womanizing or manizing are highly encouraged, even recommended.
Now you may ask me, "Roman this sounds like a total train wreck. What proof do you have that this method actually works?"
Well folks I must admit that I did plagiarize the "Eveyman I can't go slow" method from some of the greatest sports heroes in history.
Almost all of the former greats like Babe Ruth, Eddie Merckx, and that first guy who ran the marathon all those years ago in Greece used this method. In fact, you would be hard pressed not to think of the former sports greats from such diverse sports as Formula 1 car racing to the early heroes of soccer, football, baseball and especially basketball who not only used my method, but were they still alive would happily endorse my method.
So if you are so inclined please visit Luis's Blog, sign into his web site, and leave him a comment of support for the "Everyman I can't go slow" method of training.
Legal Disclaimer: Roman Mica is not a doctor, herbal healer, dentist, oral hygienist, dietitian or certified coach of any other sport besides tidily wings. He is sure that his current coach Mike Ricci would not endorse the "Everyman I can't go slow" method of training if he even suspected anything about it. For those of you contemplating following the "Everyman I can't go slow" method of training Roman recommends:
1) A BMC TTO2 bike with Zipp Wheels and a PowerTap
2) A robust health plan
3) A Costco-sized box of male and/or female condoms
4) A high degree of genetic talent