so what’s on this weekend?????
Juniors: training is at 2:30pm. This is open to older and younger juniors. For those racing on Sunday, turn up and take it easy.
Seniors: we hope to have a big crowd out on the roads tomorrow. There are plenty taking a break from racing this weekend so it’s back to club training for ye! We want to improve the quality of the spin a little this week so expect a challenge. This weekend’s route is longer than usual, but people can turn home for Nenagh at Thurles if they wish – if you are a racing cyclist or you are targeting Mizen to Malin then do it all. The weather tomorrow is looking like being showery so dress appropriately – temps should be decent.
Training intensity: our club seems to be doing things a little backwards at the moment. For some reason the training intensity seems to be getting easier, instead of tougher, as we head into spring and summer. Training sessions are being missed, cut short or interval sessions left out. The easy option is being taken time and time again. If this continues you will end up in a situation where you have hit your peak in the winter. Detraining is a word you need to familiarise yourself with > view Sticky Bottle article
- If you have gone missing for a while – start back with us again and put the miles and work hard in. Put in two solid weeks of training and you will be back on track.
- If you are taking it easy because of racing – not all races are equal – prioritise your season and train through the races that don’t matter. Focus on your goals and train towards that. Take a long term view especially if your goal is stage racing.
- If you are always leaving out the fast intervals – you are always going to cycle slow. To become a better cyclist you have to put the effort in. As Bertie Sherlock would say ‘get out of the comfort zone!’
Club spin: meet up at 8:00am at Tescos. Route will be decided that morning. Needless to say, if you are doing Mizen to Malin make sure you are there.
National Duathlon Champs: takes place in Ennis on Sunday. Darren Dunne will be taking part in this, but with a tough squad training day on the day before hand he has told us here in club HQ not to expect much. Best of luck anyway!
Cycling – all eyes turn to Dungarvan on Sunday. We should have another good crew of seniors and juniors at this race. 5 or 6 seniors are heading down and we should have close to 10 juniors racing. Best of luck to everyone.