Monday, April 6, 2009

East Coast Clinics This Weekend

This weekend I will be in Fairfax, VA and Annapolis, MD speaking at local seminars for all endurance sports. Here are the details...

Saturday, April 11, noon-8pm, Fairfax, VA. Contact: Ken Mierke (

Sunday, April 12, 9am-4pm, Annapolis, MD. Contact: Ken Mierke (

It seems that I seldom make it to the east coast. If you're from that area I hope you can make it. Please bring your Training Bible books. I'd be happy to meet you and sign them.


At April 6, 2009 6:51 PM , Blogger mikesaif said...

Joe, I have followed your blog for a while but haven't seen a post on weight training the legs at the same time of doing training rides. If you have done one, I apologize. If not I wonder if you could give it a mention.

I planned to work my legs with weights all winter - squats, lunges, hamstrings, leg extensions, calf muscles, etc. and planned to slow down and eventually stop when I was able to get out and ride more often with good weather...about now. I don't know if this is the right way to approach it or not.

Anyway, with a broken rib, travel, vacation, etc., I was only able to do a small amount of this until the beginning of March. From that point on I have put in two good weight sessions a week on my legs and feel like they are getting stronger.

I don't want to stop as I think I can make some good progress on this but now the weather is allowing me to get out and ride 4 or more days a week and soon it will be more.

My question is, should I continue with weights on my legs now that I have started training rides? Sometimes, the day of or the day after, I ride and my legs are a little tired, which doesn't seem to be too much of a problem right now but as I ramp up my training and get more into intervals, I think it might be a problem.

With two leg workouts a week that represents four days of either the day of the workout or the day after where my legs will be fatigued somewhat from the workout.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.


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