Travel and book revisions
You may have noticed that I haven't posted much this month. I was only in my office 5 days all month. I have been to Singapore; Thailand; the Colorado Rockies; Sarasota, Florida and tomorrow I'm off to Portland, Oregon. Then Sunday I head to Boulder, CO where I will be hanging out until September to escape the heat of Scottsdale, AZ.
My next talk will be at the Timberman Triathlon on August 18 in New Hampshire. And the weekend after I'll be in Chicago for the triathlon there. That's all of my appearances until Interbike in Las Vegas the end of September and Kona for the Ironman in October. In November I'll be speaking at a wind tunnel camp for coaches at Texas A&M which should be a lot of fun. John Cobb is pulling this together (ask John, not me for details). And then the end of November I'm off to England to speak at a seminar there.
And so it doesn't look like I'm just sitting around doing nothing, here's what I'm working on. I'm revising The Triathlete's Training Bible, The Cyclist's Training Bible, and, along with my co-author Gordo Byrn, Going Long. I'm doing something different with the Training Bible revisions this time. When I revised them last time I was overwhelmed with athletes asking if they would find much in the way of changes from their first edition and was it worth the money to buy the newest one. There were a lot of changes. And I still get emails from athletes asking about stuff in the first edition that was corrected in the second. People, people...:)
So what I'm doing this time is creating a "companion" to go along with each Training Bible that will only be changes to the second edition. It will be a small, stand-alone book that is just updates to the second edition. You can pick it up in the book store and see if the changes are great enough for you to buy it. There will be changes to every chapter and it will be far less expensive than buying the entire third edition which will have all of the original stuff I kept from the first two editions and the latest changes and additions in one place. This is not expected to be on the shelves until the fall of 2008 but I'll be talking about a lot of the new stuff here in my blog. In fact, I've already discussed some of it here. Let me know what you think about this companion book idea.