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July 11, 2005

Talking power with the world's fastest Mennonite

Pedalmag.com | Interview with Phonak's Floyd Landis

Landis preps for TdG TT
Landis prepping for victorious TdG TT
Photo by Frank Steele

Pedal, the Canadian cycling magazine, has an interesting Q&A between Floyd Landis and Allen Lim, who's coaching Landis on power output.

Landis talks about how his training has evolved, from 10-hour days at 14-15 mph when he converted from mountain biking, to “hard and fast,” running 400 watts for 30 minutes solid four times in a ride, and nearly that for an hour:

I'm more of an aerobic guy. That's why I suffer in short prologues. The fast guys put four or five seconds on me at the start with a hard acceleration, and then four or five seconds on me at the finish with a strong sprint and that's 10 seconds I just can't make up. But if it's 45 minutes long I'll make it up.

Lim is also contributing to Bicycling's "Daily Expert Reports" and to FloydLandis.com.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 11, 2005 in Floyd Landis | Permalink

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