Monthly Archives: January 2011

Base Period 1 – Week 4

Plan Week after illness, the plan is to take it easy, very easy. Sticking to the 3.5h target, achieved through a couple of days commuting. Review Well plan went out the window after just one very gentle ride. So will … Continue reading

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Base Period 1 – Week 3

Plan Going to take it easy at the beginning of the week, will have a big meeting on Tuesday, so will save riding for Wednesday and Thursday. Will try and do 4 x 1:15 sessions, to take me up to … Continue reading

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Base Period 1 – Week 2

Plan Target this week is for 6 hours from 7 rides. Commuting Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. With final ride on either Saturday or Sunday. Monday and Tuesday will be about keeping the endurance going from the ride on Sunday. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Base Period 1 – Week 1

Review Not the best start to 2011, I really let things slip on the planning, and this meant I was playing catch up. I just about figured out that for my target of 300h for the year, I needed to … Continue reading

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2011 Training Plan – Step 3 to 4 – Hours and Races

Step 3 – Set Annual Hours In 2010 I did 240 hours on the bike. Which ever way I look at the Joe Friel guidelines this seems on the low side. It also averages out at 4.5 hours a week, … Continue reading

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2011 Training Plan – Step 2 – Establish Season Training Objectives

Start with my Mountain Biker Assessment form from the Joe Friel book. Race Ability Profile Ability Rating Objectives to Improve Race endurance 4 Moving from 4h to 6h events in 2010 to 12h in 2011. So will need to work … Continue reading

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The SPAMBiking Winter Challenge

I had expected the mud. On the day it wasn’t so bad, all ride-able and didn’t cause any mechanical issues. However I’ve got to say I still prefer it frozen solid. I had expected the cyclo-crossers. They aren’t so bad, … Continue reading

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