2013 Objectives

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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby vorsprung » Wed Oct 31, 2012 16:58 pm

Under the hour on the local 25

From which should flow various fitness improvements that will make the real business of long rides easier

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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby willow71uk » Thu Nov 01, 2012 09:00 am

Hopefully get more bike time in because of this years shite weather (MTFU i know :roll: ). Loose 10kg to improve my woeful hill climbing and improve my speed 10%. And get out with the club more.

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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby edewer » Fri Nov 02, 2012 15:48 pm

As I only started a few months ago, 2013 is gonna consist of upping my average speeds, riding more hills, doing more sportives to build my endurance, and possibly do some competitive stuff towards the end of the summer.

Also build a new bike at some point this year from scratch to help with my mechanical knowledge!

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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby poynedexter » Sat Nov 03, 2012 08:09 am

the plan for 2013 is to have fun and do a bit better in a few races than 2012.

so with that in mind, the plan is to train hard and lose some weight. i got some measurements taken at the gym in jan to see where i was.

nov 2011, 11st 6lbs 18% body fat (from memory)
jan 2012, 11st 2 lbs body fat 13%
nov 2012, 10st 6lbs (house scales)

today i'm doin the same test with some kind of power test. i dont know what its going to involve, or how relevant the numbers will be. then i'll do the same in march 2013. i'd like the target weight to be 10st.

i'll report in later with how the test went. i dont like too many numbers to confuse cycling and i hope its useful.

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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby poynedexter » Sat Nov 03, 2012 20:36 pm

well i've went from 11'2 and 13% to 10'6 and 17% body fat. so i guess i've lost body fat and muscle but more lean muscle than fat. i'm not too concerned as i havent done weights in 5 months.

my test showed starting at 200w increasing in 20's per min. i got to 300w but was spinning at +120 cadence to do so and couldnt keep it up. so we tried at level 12? but still only got to 300w spinning at 115 cadence with a hr of 183. these numbers are my base for the next 5 months training so my 2013 target is to push this up as much as poss. i also did a 1 k and a 4 k test at steady 155 hr. so in 5 months i want to improve my 4k 155hr time.

these numbers are news to me :lol:

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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby mattshrops » Sat Nov 03, 2012 20:51 pm

Improve my 10, 25 and 50 TT times
First 100TT(possibly 2)
First 12hr TT
Increase ftp/ W/kg
Continue to improve.
Do at least one of the iconoic climbs-Alps or Pyrenees, dont mind.
Not be the worst climber i know(any more)
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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby msherry21 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 22:36 pm

Complete JOGLE within 5 days!! A huuuuuuuge task for me.

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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby kevin69 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 07:35 am

100km in 200mins [current best 204mins]
(virtual) ftp of 3.5(virtual)W/kg on trainerroad [currently 3.2]
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Re: 2013 Objectives

Postby prb007 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:34 pm

Drop 10 kgs (107 now!)
Ride more.
Work less.
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