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    The Training and Racing thread....

    Enter your race aspirations, strategic musings and training tails here....
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    How does this work, in last weekends event I was held up by and old guy on a horse on a piece of singletrack (other riders in the queue can confirm this). I was first in the queue.

    Looking at my ride I was averaging about 2:50 ish per KM. On that section it was 9 minutes due to the delay.

    If I took that 6 mins off, I would have been 3rd, not 9th.
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    The moral of the story is, nice guys aren't winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
    The moral of the story is, nice guys aren't winners.
    To be fair, there was no-where for him to go, and no way past. Its just unfortunate for me and the rest of the group involved its not a closed event. I suppose I can hold the personal satisfaction but its not the same as having your name in lights is it.
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    Still, back to Z2 this weekend, going by endo in the last 4 months all my averages are in the ascendency so I guess the z2/build/taper/race plan is working.
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    *Looks in - nothing to see here - buggers off*

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    Looks in as well, obviously not training hard enough, buggers off.
    Logical

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    1st 09:01:44 11:38:51 2h 37m 07s 11.84 mph
    2nd 08:58:53 11:36:56 2h 38m 03s 11.77 mph
    3rd 09:07:05 11:47:35 2h 40m 30s 11.59 mph
    4th 09:32:25 12:14:48 2h 42m 23s 11.45 mph
    5th 09:21:24 12:12:08 2h 50m 44s 10.89 mph
    6th 09:16:45 12:08:15 2h 51m 30s 10.85 mph
    7th 09:16:40 12:08:13 2h 51m 33s 10.84 mph
    8th 09:16:39 12:08:17 2h 51m 38s 10.84 mph
    Stan 09:12:29 12:07:33 2h 55m 04s 10.62 mph

    Grrrrr..... -6mins for the horse and actually its 5th...
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    Calm down, FFS, you did pretty good.

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    Wow, you were last?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanos Wephanos View Post
    Wow, you were last?
    Lol .
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    Second place is the first loser.

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    If you dont win you are only taking part.
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    I thought that the other week you were on here saying you weren't going to race at all this year Stan due to other commitments . What changed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Helks View Post
    I thought that the other week you were on here saying you weren't going to race at all this year Stan due to other commitments . What changed ?
    That'll be true after June or thereabouts, something I wasn't specific about at the time. Until then I have 2 x mtb 100k's and a road 62 mile to aim for.
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    Well having recently being diagnosed with Hashimotos disease, it has been brought to my attention by a few triathletes with this condition that I should start to train with a HRM. I have always a avoided HRMs as I was good at going by feel and never saw the point in needlessly introducing science into my training. I have now come round to the idea and have decided to take the plunge and buy a HRM, which is probably going to be for the best considering my tendency to over do it and cause injury.

    I'm glad I've started doing a bit of reading around the subject however; as I was always thought that you go out, get your max heart rate and Bobs your uncle.
    Further reading however has suggested that lactate threshold is a more accurate (not to mention safer) way of doing things, and the route I intend to take.

    Thoughts?
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    With regard to HRM, I can definately say in the few months I've been using it to measure Z2 and ride accordingly, I've noticed a massive amount of increase in my cardio. Give or take some to factor in the extra riding I've been doing anyway.

    I did read up on Lactose training / measurement but it all seemed a bit of a faff which I haven't been bothered with (same goes for hill sprints). I have been talking to a bike coach recently and (having looked at my ride data) he reckons a day a week performing 2-5 min hill climbing / 5 mins rest (and repeat) would boost my performance a fair bit.

    Thing is though, I prefer to "ride" rather than just go up and down the same hill 15 times. Its not like I'm of a standard to be riding Le Tour anyway is it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
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    That'll be true after June or thereabouts, something I wasn't specific about at the time. Until then I have 2 x mtb 100k's and a road 62 mile to aim for.
    *wonders what will happen in June*
    Will it involve sleepless nights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Karlos View Post
    I have always a avoided HRMs as I was good at going by feel and never saw the point in needlessly introducing science into my training.
    And abused anyone that did.....
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