Thursday, 1 March 2012

Thursday Training

After mending another puncture I set off under the guidance of my coach, Bob Pratt on my Thursday 10 x 20 second hill sprints. These are rugged! I am a strong hill climber when they go for 5km at a steady pace. However sprinting at full speed uphill is quite a different story.

Bob follows me around in his car and takes my times. I was delighted to find out that I had consistently done times comparable to last time with a non fully inflated back tyre. It was a cold evening and I was extremely glad to finish. Bob was pleased and said that he would make a cyclist out of me yet!

This session was a follow up from a hard 40 km race on Tuesday where I had the 5th fastest time. Considering I am about 35 years older than most of the fast riders in the club I am particularly pleased with my recent performances.

Check out the link below for the Tuesday times!


Lea said...

You are doing incredibly well Paul. Can't wait to see how you do at the Nationals or Lake Taupo.

Well done on getting the 5th fastest time on Tuesday!

blackhuff said...

I think you did great. Very well done. You are definitely an inspiration to me - although I don't bike, your passion and perseverance for this sport, inspire me.