No rest for the wicked. Mizen to Malin might be over but that is no reason to stop cycling. Push on for a few more weekends until club training officially ends towards the end of this month.
Stay focused – pick a new racing goal in August: open up the triathlon or cycling calendars and pick a race to do. Plenty of people in the club have not quite hit their start of season goals yet. There is still time left to do just that.
- Triathlon: try and get all your National Series races in or pick a local race and try to lower your pb for the distance.
- Cycling: races continue every week. Commit to racing the next 3 or 4 weekends and pick up the points you need for promotion. Stop talking big about what you are going to do this winter when summer racing hasn’t even finished yet! There is also the Charleville 2 Day in early September for you to target.
- Rás na mBan: the big one for the girls is just under 5 weeks away.
- End of Year Cycle / Swim – will take place near the end of the month.
*** Meeting Notice***
An Post Rás 2016 – Nenagh CC are having an exploratory meeting to see if there is interest in putting a team together for next year’s men’s An Post Rás. The meeting will take place at 7:00pm on Monday, August 3rd in the Abbey Court Hotel. If you are interested in training for this then try to make yourself available. We will be discussing training, racing, fundraising plans etc and trying to lay down a plan for winter training.
Here is what is coming up this Bank Holiday Weekend
Training: as per usual on a Saturday we will be on our bikes. The Saturday spin starts at 9:00am and the route is below. Focus on putting in some quality roll over sessions into this training session.
Racing: the Suir Valley 3 Day starts on Saturday. Shane will be taking part in this event.
Training: a few of the lads have been in contact looking to keep this cycle starting at the earlier time of 8:00am from Tescos. It will be the usual lake spin with a few interval sessions thrown in.
Racing: the big triathlon of the weekend takes place on Sunday. We expect to see a decent crowd at the nearby Predator Loughrea Sprint distance national series race. Darren Dunne is on the start list so with a bit of luck we could be celebrating a club win. The lads over in Planet Tri have sorted Darren out for the race so fingers crossed it goes well!
Suir Valley Criterium: the latest round of the women’s national league takes place in Clonmel on Sunday. We should have a strong team at this and the club wishes our girls the best of luck!