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Pain and Racing Speed

Paying My Dues – Racing Season Opener – Club Championships 2013

I was not planning on starting my racing until next Tuesday (April 2) with the weekly training criterium, however, in a way I got talked into doing the 2013 Club Championships. I am glad I participated, getting (race) experience especially with a strong riders around you is invaluable. Since riders from my club range from Continental PROs […]

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The Training Hours

2012 Cycling Season In Review

Going back to January or even a week or two before I first started training I set a couple of goals that I wanted to achieve for myself. Join a cycling team/club Draft up and follow a training program Learn what it takes to be self coached and self sufficient as an athlete. Start the National Time Trial Championships […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

The First Rule of Time Trialing or District Championships 2012

In the words of Tyler Durden: The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about fight club. The second rule is: you DO NOT talk about fight club. When it comes to time trialling things are roughly the same. 1. You don’t start too hard. 2. You DO NOT start too hard. […]

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Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours

Club Championships Practice Time Trial

Last Tuesday, May 15 my club WTC de Amstel organized a time trial of 18.9kilometers. I was apprehensive about doing it because I have been racing the past couple of weeks so I couldn’t put all the training hours I wanted. A major problem I want to overcome in my pacing is my tendency to […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

Waarde TT or Listen to Your Legs NOT Your Head

Last Saturday was my next big time trial – 27.6km along the coast of the Zeeland province. I didn’t have much time for some real quality training since I also raced last weekend , however, I did do the weekly training group ride on Tuesday and my 5x5min FTP+ session on Wednesday. I felt strong […]

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ATC Time Trial or When Life Gives You Lemons, You Make Lemonade

This Sunday (May 6, 2012) was the first official time trial of my racing calendar – 23km (2 laps on an 11.5km loop). When I was planning my season this was supposed to be my first C priority race, meaning I would still be in training (fatigued), however, it would be an opportunity to measure […]