Thursday, January 26, 2012

Early Bird Crit

Did one of the Early Bird Training Crits on Sunday.

Focused on being smooth and moving around in the pack. Got some good tips on that from a team training camp the previous day and it paid off. Matching speed and "backing" into line rather then trying to find a big gap. Wasting a lot less energy.

Early Bird Crit Warmup

Followed the crit with a sprint clinic and drills.

In my general training, have moved from only working on endurance to both endurance and FTP. Want to be in good form in April.

Winter Coast Ride

Also have given up on the Garmin Vector. Doesn't look like team Garmin is running them at their training camp or Tour Down Under. Ordered a Quarq power meter.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rapha Festive 500 and the End of 2011

Did the Rapha Festive 500. It's a challenge to ride 500km (310 miles) between Christmas weekend and the end of the year. Ended up doing 316 miles in 20 hours, five minutes of ride time. Weather was good but since I had to work that week, was forced to do a lot of riding at dusk and at night.

Was a great way to kick off my base training.

As for total 2011 stats:

I'm very pleased with the numbers!