So with Wasdale Triathlon just around the corner I have been busy back on the bike. Within its 90km of cycling it manages to fit in 2200m of ascent with gradients up to 33%. It is without doubt the hardest bike course in the country, if not the world! The run goes straight to the top of Englands highest mountain so needless to say being as strong as possible on the bike is a key aspect to work on in training. I have been hitting the hills hard during my long rides and mixing it up with mountain biking for shorter rides. 20-25mile rolling to hilly TT sessions have also featured strongly in my training. Started to feel strong again this week so a good sign for the race in 12 days time. Much stronger than last year so hoping for a faster bike split and stronger run.
Will post more on the specifics for this one in a futre blog.
I thought this might be a good time to share some of the training I did through the winter to become stronger on the bike. My Celtman split for 2012 was 7hrs.25. This year I clocked 6.11 and had a much stronger run. The training probally payed off. :)
Here are a few sessions that helped me to improve. Try them out and see how you get on. Remember with all training, it’s not rocket science; we are just trying to get enough work done in the session to stimulate the body to adapt. I am a big believer in finishing strong and making small consistent gains over a longer time period.