BlogMay 23rd, 2020 by paulhart
Posted by paulhart on 27th May 2020
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This Saturday HPC have a number of athletes heading to the final round of the Victoria TT series, and for the first time since I can remember the ladies have their own section of the event. 12 ladies have entered and are grouped together to enable proper competition. (86 total entries). I therefore decided to look back at other popular local TTs this season: Hainault Hilly 8/102 Maldon Hilly 6/63 Chelmer Hardriders 4/84 18 females from a total field of 249 (7.2%). It’s such a shame. In the Eastern Cyclocross leagues the ladies have to race with the Vet 50
Posted by paulhart on 23rd March 2020
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Matthew Hayman is my Monday Motivation. Paris Roubaix 2016 is one of my favourite races and certainly inspires me. Most of us cannot relate to Tom Boonen. That guy who was just born to win races. But we can all relate to Matthew Hayman. The underdog. The guy who is expected to just make up the numbers, the guy who tries hard. There is always someone faster isn’t there. Hayman broke his arm at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 5 weeks before Roubaix. His classics season over. He continued to train on the turbo not even knowing if he was going to
Posted by paulhart on 23rd November 2019
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It’s time for a break. The body needs a rest, but off season is mainly about the psychological benefits. A break from the mental pressure is vital. When we become more ambitious, we take training more seriously and look to perform well in big events, cycling can become another stress on top of things such as work and family. Before you start your winter training program towards the 2020 season, ask yourself this question: “Do i have the motivation to train hard all winter for another long season? If the thought makes you tired, then its rest. You cannot start
Posted by paulhart on 27th September 2019
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Driving home from the National 10, my mood was one of disappointment. I rode one of my best time trials but came 22nd. I tell athletes to decide whether you’re happy or not with your time trial once you cross the finish line, NOT when you get to the HQ. This is so true. I’ve been training well for the National 10. My goals for the TT: ✔ 385 watts first 5 mins ✔ 380 watts to the roundabout – 10mins (headwind section) ✔ 370 watts overall power ✔ Heart rate below 173 until 15mins, then send through to 175/176 ✔ Attack the roundabout, don’t