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My 12 hour TT Race on Sunday 2nd August 2020: How deep can you dig? – 246.5 miles by Lisa Hurrell

Posted by paulhart on  24th August 2020

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My 12 hour TT Race on Sunday 2nd August 2020: How deep can you dig? – 246.5 miles by Lisa Hurrell   ****************************   I always wanted to complete a 12 hour time trial before reaching 40. Being married to someone who has done 14 of them in his lifetime, I have always been in awe and not being able to comprehend how someone could actually ride their bike for a whole 12 hours and achieve a distance of 238 miles. Graham would talk about experiencing every sort of emotion you could possibly imagine during a 12; anxiety, hope, happiness,

Zwift – Why you shouldn’t take it too seriously.

Posted by paulhart on  23rd June 2020

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I decided to attack the KOM on the Watopia Hilly Route on Monday as part of my anaerobic interval training. It’s a tough little climb but its a good length and gradient. I thought it would suit me so I attacked it. I got the KOM jersey and rode around Watopia proudly showing off my polka dot jersey. I did 1min43, which took 516watts / 523NP. Whilst I appreciate these numbers aren’t the best in the world, they are pretty good. I’m quite pleased with them. I’ve achieved higher on the road but this is on a turbo, and I

Losing WEIGHT to ride faster?

Posted by paulhart on  23rd June 2020

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Did you know… at 230watts with a standard position and fairly decent bike you will ride a 10mile TT on the E2 in: 23:28 (70kg) 23:43 (80kg) 23:59 (90kg) If losing weight makes you healthier, happier and more confident then you can multiply this 15sec time saving x 6 because your motivation will be sky high leading to far greater training, improved sleep etc. BUT… If losing this weight makes you stressed, weaker, causes your training to suffer because you have no energy, reduces your sleep quality (because you can’t sleep when you’re hungry), causes depression…. then guess what, YOU

“The training you do must be horrific !!”.

Posted by paulhart on  23rd June 2020

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This is one of the many things that has been said to me recently. Many think I must have completely removed the fun from my cycling and now just hammer the turbo trainer until my heart rate reaches maximum… every day! Not true. Here is something that might surprise you. You can train hard, you can follow a structured progressive training plan, you can improve, AND you can enjoy it! It doesn’t have to be miserable!!! It’s crucial to me, and fundamental to my coaching approach that everyone enjoys the process and the mind remains fresh. Sure we do hard

Wout Van Aert – Phenomenon?

Posted by paulhart on  23rd June 2020

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So… Van Aert has won the biggest cross races in the world. He also beats the best in time trials, and now out sprints the best on the world’s biggest stage. This shouldn’t be possible.. should it? Cross races and time trials are polar opposites aren’t they? The power delivery of a time trial should be a perfectly consistent horizontal line. The power delivery of a cross race is the opposite, the graph looks like the teeth of a saw, just like a crit. BUT if you remove the first 5 minutes, the heart rate of a cross race is

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