Here is your mid week update!
It’s great to see so many beginners joining the club this year. Hang in there; we all know how tough the first few weeks and months can be when you are waking up sore all over. As your body adapts to training you will start recovering quickly and you can start enjoying training a lot more.
Morning swims – our Wednesday evening spin is regularly packed. However, there is plenty of space at our morning swims. It is best to fit your swims in early in the day. This is a good habit to get in to. If you look at all the top swimmers in the club – they all swim early. Start off by committing to one early morning session a week. If you are not getting out of bed each morning till 8:00am then you have already missed two hours of training!!
Friday morning swim – a few of us swim at 6:55am on a Friday morning. Feel free to join us.
As the weekend comes around again everyone’s thoughts should turn to the bike. Saturday and Sunday are two important days for spending time on your bike. Luckily for you, the club organise 2 good cycles every weekend for you to target.
Juniors – no cycling this week – older juniors join in with the seniors.
Seniors – we return to the Roscrea – Birr – Borrisokane route this coming Saturday. This is a flat route so we will be looking to keep the average pace quite high. The cycle starts at 9:00am (8:00am for those that want to get a little more done). As usual the group will split at Roscrea. If there are too many we will split in 3. The 2nd interval will be longer this time round.
Remember, if the second group don’t catch the first group, you don’t wait up for them. They will keep chasing until they regain contact. So that means there is no stop in Birr.
Sunday Cycling – long miles – we are once again heading out for some long miles this coming Sunday (we will be back doing the lake the following week). We are heading south west this time – towards Tipperary town, Hospital, Caherconlish, Limerick, Birdhill and back to Nenagh. The spin is 138km in total and there will be a coffee stop in Hospital. The racing cyclists will be going a little bit further than this – at Tipperary town they will head over to the Glen of Aherlow and make their way up to Hospital on a different road. We will all meet up in Hospital and cycle back home together.