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06-05-2019, 14:52   #211
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Haven't crashed this year (and hope not to) havnt had a cold hang around as much either. I was 72kg starting last year, and now about 78 so think I'd become too light .


Anyway, as of today I am 11 km behind pace (7500 for the year), passed 2500 today, having been 300 km a few weeks ago. Trip to Girona and good bike lifted enthusiasm in a big way.

May is always my month for doing most km.
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Went over the 3k km this weekend ,so averaging 750 km a month, have set a target of 7,500 km (2018 result) hoping to beat that this year.
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No goal set but I’m way behind where I want to be fitness wise due to working on my thesis and spending time with the baby since January. The thesis is complete and hopefully I’ll be back working on fitness from this weekend.
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06-05-2019, 23:18   #215
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January 1st -> May 6th
2019 2300KM
2018 1200KM

First two months were slightly ahead of 18 but since the clubs transition to summer scheduling the gap has increased. Getting stronger but not managing to be strict enough on myself to shed the final 2KG down to target weight. The temptation to gorge burgers after a 150K ride is just too great. Current track predicts about 6600KM at year end but it'd be nice to make that 7000. We'll see.
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Well I was really happy with progress to date. Goal was to do the Orwell, Mick Byrne, be competitive in the club league and in good shape for a week in the mountains in Spain in September.
Knocked a minute off my 16km TT last week , kept the mileage nicely ticking over and generally just felt good. Started the Orwell Randonee on Saturday, was going to use it as a test to see how far I had really come.

*** Strava Monkey Alert***. On the 54 segments I covered in the first 85 km, I set PBs on 32 of them, the vast majority of those were climbing segments too. So yeah, very happy up til then.
Then I crashed and have enough damage to keep me in a sling for 4 weeks and off the bike for however long it takes afterwards. Bit of a bummer tbh but I'll be on the turbo as soon as I can to try and keep some of the cardio there and hopefully I'll be some ways right for my trip to Spain.
Last year I lost a month with a leg injury and 3 weeks away on holidays plus the winter was sh1te so realistically I shouldn't be much worse off if all goes OK over the next couple of weeks.
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12-06-2019, 09:06   #217
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was aiming for 7k for the year, crossed the halfway point last night, so a little ahead of target.
another way i was going to track progress was to average more than 20km per day; i'm currently at 21.7, so again a little ahead of target.
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I got a notion after Easter to do more than just commuting cycling , first was around 50K , last week 98K . If its dry Sat going to do Glendalough Blessington which is around 115K , final goals are 150K in Wicklow down to Aughavannagh and around, and a couple of ~200k flat ones. Stripping out holliers there are only 9 weekends to end of Aug.
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Just about on track for the aimed 12k for the end of the year. Currently at 5,350

Holidays will make it difficult to keep that going to end of August but the will is there (at the moment)
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12-06-2019, 12:20   #220
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Goals for 2019

90kg racing weight for June/July time. Currently 94 kgs, WIP!
Top 20 in an A3 Race - 10th place, 1 Cycle Ireland point
10,000 km road work 4.999 to date, ahead of sechdule
More road less turbo where possible
Try win a club league race during the Summer 2 x 3rd places to dat

All in all happy so far but adjustment of goals for remainder of the year below.

Top 3 in an A3 Race
Win a club League race
88 kgs end of year weight to carry forward to next season
FTP of 400 watts
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- Sub 80kg from March 1st and not to go back above it for the rest of the year. - DONE
- Win an A4 race - 10th is best do far, aiming to do it in the last race of the season when i go from the gun
- Upgrade to Semi Scratch by end of season - Have won 1 race and placed second in another, so so should get upgraded soon
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weight is an interesting one, my ideal weight is around 73kg but I have the devil of a job to get it under 80kg. Not having to carry an extra 7 or 8 kg would be nice
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weight is an interesting one, my ideal weight is around 73kg but I have the devil of a job to get it under 80kg. Not having to carry an extra 7 or 8 kg would be nice
Its certainly helpful, I dropped 10kg last year mid way through the season when I just dug in and ate very specifically and my speed up hills, as well as endurance on climbs sky rocketed. Really hard to keep it up though and even taking a break for a day or two, I can pile on the weight again really quickly.
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weight is an interesting one, my ideal weight is around 73kg but I have the devil of a job to get it under 80kg. Not having to carry an extra 7 or 8 kg would be nice
Man, if could shift 8kgs and hold same power i'd be over the moon. To get the balance right between bike life and real life weight is tricky the older you get.
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Its certainly helpful, I dropped 10kg last year mid way through the season when I just dug in and ate very specifically and my speed up hills, as well as endurance on climbs sky rocketed. Really hard to keep it up though and even taking a break for a day or two, I can pile on the weight again really quickly.

Its cool that you noticed. I could probably temporarily get it down if I threw everything at it, it might just be the motivation
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