Another week has flown by. We had good numbers on the road and we have already seen a noticeable improvement in fitness levels. Keep up the good work. Put in the effort now and you will be rewarded next summer. We are looking for consistency from everyone. There are 4 club training sessions – try to make all 4 every week. It should be a rarity that you even miss one, especially if you are looking for an early promotion next year or have notions of romping home at the Winter Warrior Cup.
- Monday – strength training – circuit training + core work. GAA Complex 7:00
- Tuesday – turbo – GAA complex 6:00 – 7:00 – power focused
- Saturday – club training at 9:00 at the hotel – N7 route with a hill
- Sunday – Kinnitty cycle – long distance + hills
Sunday Cycle: ‘I should have been soft and stayed in bed like Kenneth Kennedy’ was the motto for today’s cycle around the lake. It was a wet one for the 15 members that took on the challenge. The cycle had a bit of everything with bikes and bodies malfunctioning all over the place. In Kenneth’s absence, Matty Kennedy took his position as leader of the pack. Unfortunately, nice guy Matty blew his lights on the big occasion. This spin also saw the triumphant return of the marshmallow man. He could hardly miss this cycle after calling out club members online during the week. In a big surprise, Keith managed to get through the whole cycle without getting dropped.
The cycle started off nice and dry but from Portumna onwards the rain started to fall. With Will Rymer driving it at the front, nobody was getting cold in the back group. It was a rain-soaked bunch that got off the bikes in Scariff for a warm cuppa but we didn’t stop for long. We were in ones and twos on the road almost the whole way to Killaloe, but once there, we regrouped and pushed on for home. We have been very lucky so far with the weather so we were overdue a bad one. Let’s hope we don’t see another bad one for a few more weeks. Must pop out and put the mudguards on the bike for the winter. I forgot how miserable it gets at this time of year!
Membership: lots of people paid up this weekend so thanks for that. Everyone else can settle up at one of the 4 training sessions next week.
Cyclo Cross: Kevin Sherlock was in racing action for the club again this weekend. He took part in the latest round of the Munster league in Ennis.
Strava: most people in the club track their cycles on Strava. It is a good way of recording your cycling progress. Sign-up and make sure to add Nenagh CC as your club.