Nov
26
2013

Club Notes

Beginner Run: We are going to trial a beginners ONLY run on Wednesday evening (tomorrow) at 6:00 from Tescos. It will not be suitable for all the speedy gonzales in our club. We hope to build the numbers for this over the next few weeks up until the Christmas break. If you are only a beginner runner, or if you just fancy a nice handy run, or if you just want to show up to support the session then that would be very much appreciated. Martin Farrell will be in charge of this one.

Turbo Tonight: If you fancy getting roared at while doing a tough, punishing, sweaty workout then give the Stallion a call. For the rest of you, there is a turbo session on this evening at 7:30pm in the complex. The cost as always is free, the reward is priceless.

1 on 1 lessons: to book a free hour long 1 on 1 swimming lesson – pick your hour and text Shane at 087 2605743. Available for club members only with preference given to club members that go to club swims.

  • Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00
  • Friday: 12:00 – 2:00pm | 8:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 4:00 – 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 4:00 – 6:00pm

Saturday Cycle: we are onto our second route this Saturday. We will focus on 3 or 4 routes in total for the next few months. Each time we repeat a route you should be able to go further and the group ride itself should proceed more smoothly, as we will all know what is expected on each cycle.

Bike Route: Nenagh – Roscrea – Templemore – Borrisoleigh – Templederry – Dolla – Nenagh

Beginner Cyclists: We don’t expect you to do all of this. You should be aiming to tag along for as long as you can on the Dublin road only. You can turn back at any point. If you turn back for home at Moneygall then you will have done 20 miles; this is more than enough for most beginner cyclists. If you turn at the Roscrea roundabout you will have done 39 miles. It is up to you how far you want to go – just make sure not to overdo it. We will be doing these routes again so you can easily track your progress.

Map:

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Route Explantion: The flat road to Roscrea should feel very easy. When we reach Roscrea we will split into two groups. The first group will get a headstart as the other group will loop back to the previous roundabout. From Roscrea to Templederry, we want to see each group try some pace line work with a single line and 30 seconds up front each. The pace for this shouldn’t be hard – we are just focusing on pace line technique. We will then regroup in Templemore and cycle together to Borrisoleigh.

The second interval session will start at Borrisoleigh. You have the option of avoiding most of this interval work and heading straight for Nenagh or you can opt to go to Templederry – we don’t mind what option you take here. Judging from last week many of ye will get distanced as soon as we turn off for Templederry. If you get distanced then try and form a group behind – slow up and wait for the people behind you and cycle back to Nenagh together at a conversational pace.

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