well I've been interviewed, videoed, photographed and assessed for my training programme.I arrived at the assessment centre at about 11. (See the link below). Its a brand new building and the main room is full of gelaming brand new watt bikes, rowing machines and treadmillsThe physical assessment was quite easy - it was basically 30 minutes of gradually build up followed by a 3 minute max heart rate test and then a 10 minute cool down. The 3 minute test was good fun and I'm pleased to say I hit my max heart rateThe first part of the assessment look at my cycling technique... which apparently has a lot of room for improvement!! The Watt bike has a linked screen showing power, hr, cadence and load of other stuff. It also shows the power you are putting thru each leg in the form of a peanut shaped graphic.Next week I will be sent my programme - after each workout I download the workout details to a laptop and then send to Eddie (sport scientist) for analysis.There are three of us who won the competition and we meet monthly for assessments and progress checking.They are looking for some good PR and so are really keen to help us progress and improve.
My Watt bike should arrive in the next week. I'll post the programme when I get itSport science placeWatt bike
debbo - yep thats correct , thats suits me just fine. They reckon 1 hr targeted training on the bike is worth 2hrs cycling on the road.
still wanna new bike tho , will drop you a mail
ridge - not hamstring, Ive been having ITB problems so not running much.
so which IM?? Wales/Henley?? goooo on you know you want to
IPM SSSSSHHHHHHH! secretly saving for IM Wales but gonna try and link it in to taking the kids away for a week hiking in Snowdonia after (good post race recovery yomping up Snowdon) while I am in the area if its full if/ when I get the cash together Henley also sounds good
I can cycle and swim no problems with no pain more than 30 mins of runninng and my hamstring really starts moaning very strange hope the ITB band clears up I take it you are doing all the usual ITB stretches etc
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