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seeking a training partner/group

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 8:33 am
by BarryTas
I am seeking someone or a small group to train with over winter.

I will be training mid morning Saturday/Sunday for the Winter and Freycinet Challenge. If any one is interested or know of anyone interested please let me know.

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 8:42 am
by Cam
Define training?.....

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 8:59 am
by BarryTas
the Winter Challenge is 37kms on the 22/08/10 and the Freycient Challenge is 60kms and 35kms on the 9-10/10/10.

so the training will be on an undulating course to simulate to races and designed to build up to a 1hour TT. Thus training on Elderslie starting with 20 mins hard, 5 rcovery , turn around for 20 mins hard back.......then slowly build on top of that, ie 20x2
2ox2
25x2
25x2
30x2
30x2
35x2
35x2
40x2
40x2
1hour
1hour
1hour

oh and the matatory hill sprtint up Berridale Rd hill from the Bike Track to Allunga Rd when riding past each way

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:00 am
by Cam
Sounds fun....

I'll be down for a few training sessions I'm sure!

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:45 am
by RobRollin
I would prefer to race on the actual TT courses, Sandford, Richmond and Seven Mile.

I now have 3 weeks off work to train. With redundancy comes training and a new bike. I am aiming for morning bike or trainer session. Afternoon gym session, hip flexor, and squats, and core work.

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:56 pm
by BarryTas
Rob , i hope everything is ok on the employment front.

I prefer to train on Elderslie RD as it is long, quiet, flatish any easy to get to. But i will get sick of it and will need to mix it up

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:37 pm
by RobRollin
Where is Elderslie Road - I would prefer during the week for obvious reasons. I don't know what the future will hold right now.


Are you going to do the TT in June Barry? Hopefully we get a still day. The Richmond course can be very fast! Even on a similar day to Seven Mile it's still faster.

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 3:00 pm
by BarryTas
it is the C185, left of Brighton, very good road for riding,

i will be there for the TT, i have nearly conned Cam to come as well

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:45 am
by BarryTas
leaving 9am from the cenotoph, weather depending, oh and it's forcast to rain for the weekend

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 2:24 pm
by mcdurdin
I'd be interested but difficult to make that regular on Saturday or Sunday with family/church commitments. Could do early Sunday morning if finish by 10am. Mind you I might have trouble keeping up.

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 2:49 pm
by BarryTas
Hello mcdurdin

we could leave earlier, esp for summer but it is just too cold in the morning.

It takes about 50mins to an hour to get the road near brighton.

The beauty of TT training is that you race against the clock, so 20 mins one direction, 5 mins recovery free spinning then turn around at try to get back to the start within 20mins.....its like a handicap

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:18 pm
by mcdurdin
Gotcha on TT -- didn't click that was what you'd be doing. Am planning on doing the Winter Challenge with some blokes from work so some training would probably be a good idea... Weekday evenings also work for me but the brr factor kicks in here as well.

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:52 pm
by BarryTas
mcdurdin wrote:Gotcha on TT -- didn't click that was what you'd be doing. Am planning on doing the Winter Challenge with some blokes from work so some training would probably be a good idea... Weekday evenings also work for me but the brr factor kicks in here as well.



This wil be perfect for you. Due to work and the weather i can only do on the bikr training on the weekends. Please come and join in. i will send you my number. Did you do the winter challenge last year? what was your time?

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:26 am
by mcdurdin
Haven't ridden any time trials before so this will be a learning exercise for me. Look forward to meeting up soon for training.

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:58 am
by master6
Cam wrote:Define training?.....

Any time you have a bicycle between your legs. There is additional training benefit if the bicycle is moving forward.

Confucius gave two training tips:-

"Miles in the legs are like money in the bank....you cant spend it if you have not saved it". (He did not know about plastic cards, or performance enhancing drugs)

"He who speeds down hill does not appreciate the gravity of the situation".

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:56 pm
by BarryTas
no one wanted to play with me this weekend.

Saturday - only made it the Granton, head ache, dizzy and then it rained.

Sunday -Training achieved - i was hurting on the way home as i only packed 1 goo and 2 drinks. I had a week off all training and 2 weeks off the bike, and a total of 82kms, 23 at top TT speed.



So 9am this saturday, but undecided for sunday as a might do the STVCC 20TT, i am not feeling very fit/fast ATM

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:23 pm
by mcdurdin
Sorry, my wife had 2 night shifts so last weekend was out. This weekend probably out also unless you can do an early start (6am)...

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:29 am
by BarryTas
i can do 7:30 starts, but 6 in winter...sorry not going to happen....yet

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:42 am
by RobRollin
6am on a weekend is a bit early for me, 8am is my earliest. I need a sleep in after early mornings during the week. 6am starts during the week are ok with me though.

Re: seeking a training partner

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:41 pm
by mcdurdin
Fair enough... I've got a 2 hour window on Sunday morning from 7:30-9:30, need to be in Battery Point before 10am. Does that work?

Re: seeking a training partner/group

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:17 pm
by BarryTas
will be leaving (AT) 9am...can do 8am if neaded, this saturday 05/06/10....weather depending

not on sunday 06/06/10 due to the TT

then each day of the long weekend

Re: seeking a training partner/group

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:36 pm
by mcdurdin
Sorry, not available this Saturday; Sunday looking difficult now...

Re: seeking a training partner/group

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:15 am
by RobRollin
I havent ridden since Thursday, clocked up 181 training ks this week so I am fairly happy. Friday my back was in excrutiating pain so i didnt ride Fri, Sat or today. I would rather have a few days off and let my back heal than race today and not ride for weeks while I get my back seen to. I'm going to see a sports physio, osteo during the week.

Lookin forward to riding tomorrow morning and I'll see Mark during the week and Master6 on Wed.

Re: seeking a training partner/group

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:24 pm
by BarryTas
training revised,

9am leave, granton to Brighton, 30kms warm up plus one hill, then 20x2 TTs with 5 mins rest in the middle

Re: seeking a training partner/group

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:11 pm
by BarryTas
will anyone be joining me this weekend?