27-02-12, 20:16 #1
The Training and Racing thread....
Enter your race aspirations, strategic musings and training tails here....
27-02-12, 20:48 #2
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.
27-02-12, 20:52 #3
27-02-12, 21:00 #4
27-02-12, 21:02 #5
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.
27-02-12, 21:32 #6
*Looks in - nothing to see here - buggers off*
28-02-12, 09:00 #7
Looks in as well, obviously not training hard enough, buggers off.
28-02-12, 09:22 #8
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...
28-02-12, 09:29 #9
Calm down, FFS, you did pretty good.
28-02-12, 09:34 #10
28-02-12, 10:04 #11
28-02-12, 10:05 #12
28-02-12, 10:21 #13
28-02-12, 12:11 #14
If you dont win you are only taking part.
28-02-12, 12:59 #15
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 ?
28-02-12, 13:19 #16
04-03-12, 10:55 #17
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.
Last edited by Dirty Karlos; 04-03-12 at 11:39.
04-03-12, 13:08 #18
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....
04-03-12, 20:05 #19
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