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RCUK Training Blog highlights

A while ago we launched the rather funky ‘Training Blogs’ feature. Blogs are great; they let you make regular entries about your training, how much riding you’re getting in, how you’re feeling, how your racing season is going, and allows everyone to read with interest how you’re doing.

Now a lot of you have been quietly updating your blogs on a regular (or sporadic in some cases) basis. And yes the RCUK staff can certainly be accused of not updating their blogs more often. By far and away the most popular categories, of which there’s one for each cycling discipline, is Road Racing.

We’ve just been browsing through the many entries and we’ve picked out a couple of the more interesting reads.

James Warrener writes on the 19/05/06: ‘…had toyed with the idea of just completing laps of the outskirts of Yaxley. You can go down Church Street along Main Street, up the climb of Mere View before heading back along Broadway. It is all left turns and just over 3 miles per lap, but Friday night meant so much traffic. A couple of times in February/March I had headed down the Holme Road into the winds before turning back, but tonight I felt I would have enough strength to cope… and for once I was right!’ Read blog.

Joe Halder keeps it a bit more brief on the 12/06/06 with: ‘5 day commute 137 miles. 53 miles Sunday ride round Box Hill at average speed of 17.2 mph. Missed the Kingston wheelers ‘cos overslept, rode some of the way back with Sigma.’ Read blog.

One half of our RCUK Reader Etape team, Adrian Lawson has certainly been putting his blog to use. On 20/03/06 he wrote: ‘I managed to get out on Saturday afternoon for a longish ride into the chiltern hills. The weather was glorious, cold but beautifully sunny. Again I rode too hard (although I did take it very easy in the week after riding too hard on Tuesday) but I figured I need to put in some training load now to improve. We rode a few long and fairly tough climbs. My whippet framed buddy Chris was up the road as soon as the road went up, but I plodded up at my own pace, and gradually pressed harder as the climbs went on. I know these climbs well, so I know how hard I can go to get to the top and still be able to ride home. I was pleased to get over them in good shape, and keep up a good pace all the way home.’ Read blog.

Now you’ve a taste for the blogs, why not start your own Training Blog. They’re free, you just have to be a member of RCUK to get in on the action.


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