Review of the week just gone
This week it has mainly been conditioning.
It never ceases to amaze me how a little knowledge encourages you to be an overnight expert. This week, I am an expert in conditioning or so I kept saying to myself as I ran at dead slow for the three run sessions completed. I am ok with this – the mantra repeated in my head. Heart rate 180 beats per minutes less my age plus a bit and that’s the max you can run at you will get faster. That’s the second part of the mantra. Hope nobody recognises me running like this that’s the third and final element of this weeks repetitive chatter in my head. Thankfully time has gone back 1 hour and it’s now comfortably dark most of the time.
The resonance and echo from last Sundays triathlon training course has so far lasted one week. I’ve even referred to the folder of training material we received set my 2013 objectives and put together an outline training plan. Good really and a reflection of the quality of the training provided from Warren, Steve and Dave.
Conditioning training rolls over into cycling and swimming albeit it’s good to observe how 60-70% of max heart rate swimming only works as long as no one is swimming alongside then strangely, the pace of both swimmers slightly increases to about 95% – only to the end of the pool. Well you have too really.
Seven MVH took to the road on board winter bikes, as a cold but dry morning welcomed those at Barton Waterfront on Sunday. A Warren route so mainly mud packed roads (in case you missed the mud first time around we did the same mud loaded road twice!) and then many winding lanes somewhere in Staffordshire was the order of the day. Lots of chatter as the small chain ring was given some stick 90-100 cadence at a conditioning heart rate except for hills where testosterone was allowed out to play. Autumn colours flashed past as the MVH peloton moved between sets of lead riders taking the wind to ensure those cyclists behind had the opportunity to revel in conditioning mode.
Oh happy days… Conditioning weeks should always look like this!
NOW ALL Open for Entries
Clumber Park Duathlon 23rd March 2013 ; The Dambuster Duathlon 9th March ; The Dambuster Triathlon 22nd June ; The Nottingham Sprint 1st June 2013.
Some of the key qualifiers for the London 2013 World championships, the European events and races included in the BTF National Distance Championships all opened this week.
It certainly helps to focus the mind on 2013 race planning and personal goals especially if sprint or Olympic distance is on your triathlon radar screen.
The BTF also announced this week an aim to qualify up 1,000 GB triathletes to compete during the 11th to 15th September 20013 World Championship event in London.
It’s difficult not to think that we all have the opportunity to wear one of those GB tri suits. There is time.
MVH Tri Club Christmas Bash – Saturday 15th December
URGENT: MVH Christmas Party Tickets need to be ordered and paid for by 17th November
Have you ordered your tickets?
The venue – The National Brewery Centre, Burton on Trent. 7pm. Saturday 15th December.
2012 MVH Tri Club trophy’s will be presented followed by a dinner and disco.
The Cost is £27.50 per person and tickets are available from Sue Herriman.
Tickets available from: MVH Tri Club c/o Sue Herriman at the address on the attached flyer with details of the menu choices that need to be made and advised at the time of placing your ticket order.
MVH Tri Club “NEW” Website – Latest
Looks like nobody in the club has “Wordpress” website experience. If you are reading this and know someone who is wordpress experienced or willing to learn and support the site, please contact email@example.com as their insight and wise council (and a little time) would be hugely welcome.
For those wishing to view the “beta” version of the new website please view http://mvhtriclub.com
Nearly there – many pages complete – e.g. under swim, cycle and running however there several pages under construction – and being added every other day. See what you think?
RACE Calendar for MVH 2013
A race calendar for 2013 has been agreed. If you have not received the race calendar email MVH.firstname.lastname@example.org and the 2013 championship details will be emailed to you.
First Aid Course
Received the following from Ann Brooks at Burntwood Triathlon Club – Information and link below on a First Aid course being run on 11th December between 1830 and 2130hrs by Staffordshire Athletics Network in December. Lichfield Running Club (LRC) are trying to get a group together.
If there are more than 15 people attending the course will be free. They currently have 7-10. If less than 15 the cost is £12.50. This does not lead to any qualification but if anyone is interested and wants more details then contact Cath Pendlebury at Stafford Borough Council on email@example.com ; 07800 619841.
If you want to attend let Ann Brooks know on firstname.lastname@example.org and Ann willl pass it on to LRC.
Aquathon: 18th November
Burntwood Tri club are holding another one of their highly enjoyable juniors and adults aquathons at the Burnwood Leisure centre and sports grounds. All the Tri-star age groups are included and for adults this is a 400m swim and 5km run. The run for Tristar is on the playing fields while for youths and adults the course is 4 laps using minor roads close to the leisure centre.
For event info see www.burntwoodtriclub.org and for entry go to http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?festivalID=256
Dovedale Dash : Sunday 4th November
Four and half mile race through Dovedale and into Ilam. Starts at 11 am, sign on from 9 am on the day. Entry is £5, pay on the day. The nearest postcode to the start is DE6 2AW. Parking for cars and coaches will be signposted on the day from the main road through Thorpe village.
See www.dovedaledash.co.uk for more info.
This has got to be a MVH occasion!! You can even bring yer dog…
Coaching this week
Mon Track Session – Burton Athletics Club Coaches (Shobnall 6.30pm)
Tue Run session – Coach – Warren Simms (Bannatynes at 6pm)
Wed Run Session – Burton Athletics Club Coaches (Shobnall 7pm)
Monday 8pm – 9pm, with Burntwood tri club, coached session at Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Lichfield (cost £3.50)
Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm, with Burntwood tri club, coached session at Abbotts Bromley High School, WS15 3BW (cost £3.50)
Sat Pool Session (0730 at Repton Pool) Lead MVH Coach – Ben Starbuck/Dave Brayer
Sun Cycle Session – 9am – Barton:
Lead rider – Martin Covey (Level 2/3 conditioning, circa 2.5 to 3 hrs Base Conditioning cycling – all abilities)
For other race results from the week-end, please email your results to email@example.com
Enjoy your week. Great training. No injuries out there!