Training In Review – Update #1

Training – Week 2 – Backing Up A Big Week After riding 406.9km the week before I was keen to continue the big kilometres – but my quads had other ideas. I needed to take it easy and was still finding my groove in the new training program.  I mixed the week up with road…

Training In Review – Looking Towards My First 24 Hour Solo

Another Blog series about training! Gah! Why!? Well its all part of the training that’s why!  Motivation is one of the key components to sticking with a training program; especially one in its infancy. I find it easier to continue with a training program if I can share the highs and lows with others.  But…

Training Week In Review – Week 17

Week 17 or The Last Training Week In Review Until I Find A New Race To Train For… After riding the Scott 25 Hour the previous weekend I found it extremely difficult to find motivation to get back on the saddle.  Feeling a little tender but otherwise quite good; I hit up Berm-Master Nat for an…

Training Week In Review – Week 16

Week 16 was my week of training and preparation for the Scott 25 Hour.  The week started with a long weekend in Canberra thanks to Family & Community Day on the Monday.  So what better way to commemorate than to go for a spin around Kowen Forest/Sparrow Hill. With fellow Bermers Roger, Tony, Alyssa and…

Training Week In Review – Week 15

Week 15 of my training for the Battle of the Beasts was my return to the saddle after almost a month of not riding. In the months leading up to my Wedding and Honeymoon I debated and weighed up the pros and cons regarding racing in the Kowalski Classic.  The 2012 KC was not only…

Training Week In Review – Weeks 12, 13 & 14

I imagine opening the door to my garage, I walk past the two parked cars, the boxes of tools and up to my bikes; two hanging on their ceiling stand and the XTC resting against the wall.  I look at my three Giant bikes, clean, serviced and facing the automatic door almost as if they…

Training Week In Review – Week 11

A good training regime is broken down into many parts.  It’s not just the riding and strengthening of muscles that gets you fit; there’s nutrition, hydration, rest, and mental preparedness. I try to find a balance with all of these things and pay particular attention to my nutrition; I am usually pretty disciplined with my…

Training Week In Review – Week 10

For the first time in a long time I entered a new week of riding and training without feeling any pressure.  I ended last week on a high after relaxing and just enjoying my time on the bike. So on Monday morning when I woke up feeling a bit tight and sore in my hamstrings…

Training Week In Review – Week 9

Last week I rode a disappointing 86.9km after being sick all week and chalking up a DNF at the JetBlack WSMTB 12hr at Dargle Farm. As I have written earlier, I lacked the motivation and will to get back on the bike for a big week of riding after a week of being sick and…

Training Week In Review – Week 8

After a big 352.5km the week before, I was fairly pumped to get back on the bike to put some serious kilometres under the tyres for another week. However my body had other ideas.  A head cold and later some gastro meant I didn’t get any time in the saddle before I headed up to Dargle…