In the Bleat this week;
• From the Desk of the President
• From the Race Committee
• Racing this Week
From the Desk of the President
Following my recent call out to the club’s members for offers of support, the Committee has received an amazing offer from Jimmy Carrol of http://www.performancelab.cc/ offering coaching services to club members with the aim of focusing on the Snowy Mountains Classic 2022 as a Target. Of course, whilst this is the focus of the training plan, there would be great benefits to our general endurance and strength for all the other races and riding we partake in.
Jimmy has offered to develop an 18 week plan, specifically for our members, that has a specific focus on this event and climbing. What this would look like:
Jimmy would set up a plan, available for free using Training Peaks . He would also add workouts each week on his Performancelab.cc website – which could be used with zwift/garmin, or whatever method of e-training you utilise. Alternatively, you could follow the guidance on an excel spreadsheet.
As covid restrictions calm down (hopefully), Jimmy can run a Sunday session of a long 100+ km ride with hills. Noting, Jimmy would need club members assistance, so we can separate those riding with differing paces to ensure it’s an evenly matched ride for all abilities. There are also weekly zwift training rides available.
Ideally this is a service to provide athletes as a general plan. Once set up, it’ll be set and forget for most. It should be noted that we, as club members accessing this free service do not overload/swamp Jimmy with multiple questions from members participating. Jimmy will provide information on what to expect, and what level of access (and when) so people understand what they get from Per4mance Lab Coaching. For example, we would expect that all questions be asked during the Sunday rides, or Zwift rides.
If you are interested in getting in depth data analysis and workout feedback, Jimmy can discuss the onboarding process with you.
Jimmy is also happy to answer general training questions for anyone that’s unsure of a direction for themselves.
I want to thank Jimmy for offering this free support to the club’s membership.
To find out more please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT Vets Cycling Club President.
From the Race Committee
With the impending restart of the racing season, club members are asked to check the race calendar (https://rms.actvets.cc/calendar and volunteer as race officials for the upcoming events.
For those who haven’t yet registered this year yet, there is a reduced fee of $65 to register for the remainder of this year (till 31 Dec).
RACING THIS WEEK:
No racing this week due to COVID restrictions.