Tuesday, 11 January 2011


I took it easy today, spinning along and letting my mind wander.

I've kind of started to think of the interval sessions as a magic silver bullet, I don't believe that's right. My weight is higher than it's ever been coming into the Otway, eating a bit cleaner and having increased intensity seems to be helping a bit, but I think I'll have to ease into the race. Given my history of cramping (sometimes before) halfway it's probably not a bad idea, but that's probably something that should be left to consider in a months time.

D: 14.1km
A: 45m

PMPW: 94kg


Anonymous said...

Hey Neil,
If you get a chance to do a post that explains all your acronym's that would be great, I get the simple ones like ITT (Individual Time Trial...I think).
Also a bit of a write up on how intervals are best used and understood. Iv started doing Over Unders (5min at threshold heart rate and then 1 min flat out) but my knowledge is pretty limited from there.
Im a lightweight (68kg's) so that helps me get over the climbs well but some flat road power would come in handy, would you suggest intervals as a way to build that or is it as simple as base miles regardless of how they are done?

neil said...

Sure man, I've intended to have a side page with a list of the acronyms I use, so now there is one. It's off to the side under "pages" but isn't comprehensive at the moment.

I don't go too deep into the why of training techniques, that's why I have coaches and trainers whos job it is to have knowledge and experience, my job is to shut up and suffer (htfu).

I believe the Chris Carmichael books have reasonable theory, but I haven't read any of them. Carl has the ABOC book list online here.

Anonymous said...

Cheers mate,
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.