Gary Stimson
Mar 23, 2018

Who's Racing This Season?

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So spring is here :) Who is thinking about racing this season?

Matt Sherratt
Mar 23, 2018

I’m going to give it a go although I haven’t really enjoyed the training that much so far.

Gary Stimson
Mar 23, 2018

Who does enjoy training ;) Talking to Lee it sounded like last Tuesday was a disaster. The one rule of a training session - don't chase the faster rider. Its important to stick in your specific training zone and not push yourself out of it just trying to keep up. You'll only last a few minutes outside your threshold, be gutted when you get dropped and then suffer for the rest of the session. If training together its best to take it in turns on the front pushing into your sweetspot zone (just above FTP) and then after a few minutes, drop back into the bunch and rest in your tempo zone while the next person pushes. Only issue with this of course is that training is very much an individual activity as everyone's zones and capabilities are different. Check out this article:

 

https://www.bcgmk.com/blog/the-80-20-rule-the-secret-of-better-training

 

 

Matt Sherratt
Mar 23, 2018

Absolutely agree it was a disaster. We started off ok until a couple of faster riders came along. Then everyone decided to keep up with them. I did a four or five laps and opted out it was way above my fresh hold. I need to train with people at a similar level to me.

danielellis55
Mar 26, 2018

Right Matt. One person's sweet spot is another person's Vo2 max.

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