Club Updates: 10/11/19

I am still cold typing this latest update out, 5 hours after getting off the bike on our Sunday spin. The morning started off nice but once the freezing fog came we were battling the cold for 4 hours on the bike. Having 15 club members out for the spin makes the time go by that little bit quicker. The Saturday spin was also weather affected, this time it was a wet start and cold temps that scared off the usual suspects. There were no races on this weekend so all is quiet in the club at the moment. Not much to report bar some big base mileage being recorded week in week out.

Training

  • Mid-week turbos –  sessions are arranged through Viber.
  • Thursday – running speed set with the Tri Club at 7:00pm at Nenagh College.
  • Saturday – main club cycle – 9:00 at the Hotel.
    • Yoga with Mikey O’Dwyer – 1:00pm in the Leisure Centre. Cycle in the morning then stretch it out afterwards.
  • Sunday – long distance club cycle – 8:00 at Tescos.
  • Run sessions: our run group try to get out running every mid-week morning at 6:00 from the library. The pace is slow and conversational and we try to cover 10 miles each morning. These sessions are organised through the Nenagh Run Racing viber account.

Club Membership + Cycling Ireland Insurance: try to sort this all out when you can.

Adventure Racing – National Champion: the final race of the adventure racing season (Sea2Summit) took place this weekend in Westport. With the end of the season we got the official declaration yesterday of Shane Scully becoming the National Champ 2019. The official prize presentation takes place this coming Friday. Shane wins an Advance Pitstop €500 voucher, a pair of Adidas road runners and trail runners and some bike tyres.

Weekend Training: It’s easy to see why sometimes your big winter training plans come unstuck. Coming to the end of a warm summer, plans for a big off season are made; then the reality of cold, dark, wet winter days arrive and it’s easier just to stay in bed. Fair play to those who get up each and every day to train. It is that CONSISTENCY that will bring results for you. If you are not excited to get on your bike, especially at the weekend, then training will always be a chore and days will be missed. It’s a bad habit to get in to. Make missing a day an exception rather than an expectation and reap the rewards.

The Saturday spin was on the Winter Warrior 4 route. It’s designed for newcomers/improvers as most of it is on the flat wide Dublin road. The problem is the lack of newcomers coming out. We won’t be doing these local routes forever on the Saturdays so come out while you can and take advantage of it. As always with our training sessions we operate a ‘Use it or Lose it’ policy, so we will continue to compromise as long as people turn up. An early puncture saw the groups split in two early in the cycle and that was the last we saw of each other. The racing lads never caught the first bunch so well done to them for staying away! On Sunday we had 15 on the road. Freezing fog and cold temps the whole way round made for uncomfortable cycling. At least the Hour of Power warmed us all up for a time. The cycle was notable for Killackey pulling on his big boy pants. Butler back out of hibernation and Rymer back on form and winning his own memorial sprint.

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