Spousal Approval Units

15 01 2010

Patrick McCrann over at Trifuel has this excellent article on getting the most out of the time you spend doing endurance training. With so many in Marlborough training for Ironman, Coast to Coast or just spending 3 hours riding to The Cornerstone on a SMBR, its worth reflecting on the Frequency, Volume and Intensity variables in each session.

From the article:

Our advice to you here is: don’t nickle and dime your life and your family for 1-2hrs here and there, week after week, for months before your race. Instead, keep the volume as low as you can for as long as you can, spending those training hours and the associated Spousal Approval Units (SAUs) closer to your race, where they can do you the most good.

I know a few people who are spending the SAU’s at the moment, perhaps even going into overdraft.




2 responses

9 02 2010

Coach Patrick here; Marg I hear you on tapping into everything. First know they love and support you, so you have to find a way to “give back” to them in a similarly meaningful way. Life is all just one big circle of karma…give some to get some! Good luck.

~ Patrick

17 01 2010

This is good common sense advice. I can add some new acronyms though as of late I have well and truly exhausted my SAUs, almost tapped out my GPAUs (grand parent AUs) and have even broken into the BFAUs (best friend AUs), where to from here?

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