Club Training: 08/12/19
Another weekend, another storm. Dealing with the winter weather sure makes it a lot more difficult to train consistently. At times, you really need to be super motivated to keep going. There was a good crowd of 17 out on Saturday but few ventured out into Storm Atiyah on Sunday. When the weather is so unreliable it makes committing to weekly turbo sessions all the more important. At least that will keep some consistency in your training plan. There were no races this week but we do have a have a Christmas Hamper Ride coming up next Saturday. This Ride is obviously just a bit of pre-Christmas fun and is not to be taken too seriously. Nevertheless, there are hampers to be won so get yourself to the start line and please bring a small charity donation too. We also have news of a training camp in Kerry to look forward too at the end of this month. There are just two more weeks of official club training left in 2019 so make the most of it.
- Monday: Circuit Training with Bertie – GAA complex at 7:00pm
- Mid-week turbos: sessions are arranged through Viber.
- Thursday: running speed set with the Tri Club at 7:00pm at Nenagh College.
- Saturday: Christmas Hamper Ride
- Sunday: long distance club cycle – 8:00 at Tescos.
- Run sessions: early morning 6:00am, Mon, Wed, Fri from the library.
Christmas Hamper Ride
Come on out next Saturday and join in our Christmas Hamper Ride. It’s a short distance fun race where everyone should have a chance of winning. The handicaps will be big so there is every chance early groups will stay away. You don’t need to be a racing rider for this. There will be a leisure group out on the road first so if you just want to take it easy jump in with them. All groups should try to work together well to get to the finish line.
Time to Start Dreaming?
If enough people show an interest in taking in this huge challenge then it will happen. If you are willing to put your name forward and train as a team for this big event then let’s be having you! Take that first step towards becoming a ‘Man of the Rás’. We will have a support team there to help you get through it. All you have to do is train for it – the club will support you, if you support the club. Looks like it is heading down to Kerry, so it could well be coming through Tipp at some stage.
Kerry Training Camp
To add a little variation to our winter training we are planning on going down to Kerry for a few days for some big days on the bike. Trips like this allow us to come together as a team, and get in some quality work on the bike. Preliminary plans are for a 2 night stay in Kenmare – Fri 27th, Sat 28th, back on Sun 29th. Come down for one night or two, whatever suits. This little block of ‘foreign’ training will help kickstart our Christmas Holiday training programme.
We only got out as a group on the Saturday but thankfully we crammed enough into that one day to last us the whole weekend. 135km, 6 hills and 4.5 hours on the bike was a mammoth task. Obviously not everyone managed that with each of the 3 groups just doing what they could. It was a lovely morning for cycling with overheating on the bike being a bigger problem than the usual freezing your ass off.