Lance Armstrong comes from Austin Texas . The proximity of Texas to the Mexican border means that many Texans have a good grasp of the Spanish language . Lance is no exception . Like many other celebrities when he checks into a hotel he often does so under an assumed name . I can now disclose what that name is – Juan Polloto . The relevance of this name to Mr. Armstrong is Juan ( sounds like one ) Polloto ( spanish translation of Ball )
This has been the name that he has been using over the past few months during his comeback training trail . The training has been pretty intense and his programme for October was as follows ;
2 x per week 5-5.5 hrs endurance pace
2 x per week 3-4 hrs endurance pace with 2 x 20minutes at just below LT pace (380-400watts)
1 x per week Tuesday-nighter
1 x per week 3-4 hrs with 2 sets of 4 x 20seconds max effort x 40 seconds recovery
1 x per week day off-travel, rest.
There have been a number of books about The Lance Armstrong training programme but very few would have been this intense at this time of year .
The tour looks out for next year which should please team mate Alberto Contador but it is almost a certainty that The 100th anniversary of the Giro d’Italia will be the main target for Armstrong’s comeback season .