Since MACCA is training for short course his training changed quite a bit. There is much more intensity work to be done. More work in the gym, more speed and acceleration training, more training of reflexes and more focus on sprint abilities... Long course training makes you slowly, he says. Long course needs pacing skills, in short course you need to mobilize all your power like a shot. Due to this change in training the really long rides became a rare species while high-intensity rides on the wind trainer became more of a routine. For this reason even Chris got himself an electronic device to help him keeping up his speed and power.
When we have been down under at his home 2 week sago we watched the boys training. It was fun, and it as amusing to see that Chris is still the same, a guy who prefers training by feel, he did not turn into a techie at all. I love it, it's still Chris as we know him, adorable!