Training is Progressing Well
Been pretty busy the last few weeks with work and training, so this post is a little delayed however have finally got round to writing it today.
Following on from my last post I got out to race at Calga on the Saturday afternoon, first half of the race went well and I did heaps of work on the front, unfortunately I blew up pretty hard in the 2nd half of the race and was left to cruise home to the finish. I wasn’t overly pleased with how it went, but it didn’t surprise me due to my lack conditioning on the racing front currently.
Last Saturday was a great weekend weather wise in Sydney and a good weekend for training, I went out for my bunch ride on Saturday morning and spent heaps of time on the front including a fairly decent stint from Terrey Hills to the top of the Mona Vale Road, after coffee at Pierre’s, I then headed out to complete a 40km loop via Galston and Berowra Waters as well. Again a lot of work on the front and really made sure I paced myself well up the climbs, unfortunately I ran out of food and the final part of the ride back to Hornsby almost killed me, legs were close to cramping and I was in the box. Unfortunatly the lack of food killed my recovery and although I went out on Sunday, it was very hard and my intention to do multiple repeats up Bobbo was canned after only 2 runs and 30km’s on the clock.
Final Stats for the weekend would of been 130km for 1800 meters’ of climbing, the majority on Saturday.
Plan for this weekend is looking like VO2 Max Testing and FTP Testing with Mike on Saturday and then hitting up Beauie the next day for some crit racing. Considering getting back out on the MTB in the next few weeks as the wrist has been feeling pretty decent for a number of weeks now and I think its probably up to the task now.
I have been seeing improvement every following my injury and the new training program is working well which is great.
Entries open for the Highland Fling in a little over a week, I am still undecided to about whether to go in Elite or not and Mudgee is on the weekend of 9th/10th July as well, NSCC have a big bunch going up, which is gonna be great.
I will report back with my training figures next week!
PS. Cant wait for the TdF to start!