Monday, 3 January 2011


I thought about getting a ride in early and then going to watch the Bay Crits, but when an SMS came last night from Mario that changed. I need a bit more time on the MTB, especially climbing, so a trip out to Kinglake was perfect.


When Alex cancelled it left only Muz and I, but that was ok, the trails were in great form and I was feeling confident in flowing through them. I kind of bullied Mario during the ride, swapping between trying to drop him by railing corners and trying to drop him by smashing the pedals. Sorry Muz, if it helps any, I got a nice confidence boost out of it. No? I can see why that wouldn't help you.

D: 39.5km
A: 1,055m

1 x 10m E1
5 x 10s BGRS | 2:00
5 x 10s HCLR | 2:00
1 x 5m E1
1 x Tabata (8 x 20s sprint, 10s Rest Recovery)
1 x 5m E1
5 min E3, ramp up last 2 min
1 x 5m E1
5 min Attack and Sustain (A&S) 30 second bridge effort to start, E3 effort, ramp up last 2 min.
1 x 10m E1


I must be up front and honest. I cheated I downed a caffeinated gel before this one, I had one lying around after this mornings ride, I need to get used to riding with that sort of shit in my system and mostly... well... I was scared of the sets. "Recovery Week" my fat arse!

Thankfully I didn't need the bucket I set out next to the bike, but that didn't mean things were fun. I totes had to

D: 0km
A: 0m

PMPW: 92kg

1 comment:

mars said...

I loved it, heaps of fun, and Neil u were a good yard stick, you know I love the pain. You showed some ripper form though, I was impressed, but I aim to return the favour handsome ;-)