Week of December 6th

Bravo everyone on a super fun cyclocross Sunday.

 

I appreciate everyone who showed up and tried a totally new dicsipline. Hopefully everyone learned something new about themselves and had a blast.

 

Please remember to sign up for your rider meetings. These are to help us get on the same page so you can have the experience that you are hoping for in the new year. We want to learn how to support you.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaeab2ba1f94-20221

 

 

TRAINING PLAN

 

Keep on— Keeping on

 

We should be finding a rythmn and groove right now. This is the time of year where we really want to enjoy some sweet rides and being out in the beautiful weather. This is the time of year to get quality volume in and to work on other energy and muscular systems. So we are going to continue with our post ride work outs to find strength and balance within our bodies.

 

I know this is also a time of year when you need to buckle down in school, so please be mindful of what you have to do and use your time wisely. Make a schedule if you need to and stay on top of school. It is always easier to keep up than to catch up.

 

 

Tuesday– Endurance MTB ride with post ride work out.

 

Wednesday– 2:30 and 4:30 start time. Both Endurance road ride.

 

Thursday– Endurance Road ride with post ride work out.

Liam, Alex, Tomas and Damiano will be MTBing.

 

 

Saturday– 7:15 Old Man with Gates– if you so choose

7:30 Big Boy with some extra as you fancy it

7:30  Valentin Ride— be ready for another solid effort of at least 3 hours.

 

 

Sunday– TBD

 

 

 

 

Cyclocross Race Weekend Information

CycloCross Race 
Depart the clubnhouse at 7am.
On site no later than 7:45am.
Return to the clubhouse at 1pm.
If you live nearby or want to drive out yourself that is just fine.
Please bring a lunch and change of clothes.
This is just a fun event and really we are participating to support the UofA cycling club that does so much in the cycling community.
If you can only make one ride over the weekend, please prioritize this one.
I am going to sign everyone up, unless I know you cannot make Sundays, or you tell me you are unable to make it.
I signed up everyone that I presumed would come. I did not get great verbal feedback from everyone.
However we are still able to sign up day of, if we need to do that.
Thank you again for the support

Week of November 29th

I hope everyone found the peace, rest, family and gratitude they needed over this Thanksgiving Break.

 

I personally want to thank everyone for their support, kindness and beautiful attitudes this past season and am very excited for the season we have coming up.

 

For the next four weeks we are going to find ourselves in a nice training rhythm. We will only attend one race over the next month and so we will be able to stay in town and just enjoy riding with our friends and teammates on our roads and trails.

 

We are going to be focusing on our endurance, skills, and off the bike strength so that we are ready to tackle the season in the new year.

 

Please be ready on Tuesdays and Thursdays to do a cross training work out after your rides, that will be approx. 20 minutes long.

 

This will be where most of the stress will come from this time of year. The cross training workouts are where we are really going to put some work in, we will then be mostly riding at our endurance pace the rest of the time.

 

 

However this Weekend we have something totally different. The U of A cycling team is putting on a Cyclocross race on Sunday. They have kindly asked us to attend and to show our support and gratitude for all that they do for the community, I think it is important that we show up in mass. I really want to encourage everyone on the team to join. If you can only come to one ride over the weekend, please make it the race. I will post exact details about it later this week on wednesday, but I really want us all to “race”, and make those quotations so that we all just take this is a fun race/ expierence.

https://www.bikereg.com/ua-compost-cross-day2

 

RIDER CHECK IN MEETINGS

Please all riders and families sign up for your check in meeting. This is a crucial meeting so that we can support your rider in the most holistic and positive way possible. Find the link below

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaeab2ba1f94-20221

 

This week:

 

Tuesday: Endurance Mountain bike ride with post cross training.

 

Wednesday: 2:30 and 4:30 start time. Two different times. Endurance Road Ride

 

Thursday: Endurance road ride with post cross training.

 

Saturday: Old Man– 7:15 am

Big Boy– 7:30 am

Valentin ride– 7:30 am

 

Sunday– U of A Cross race

All information for the race can be found here:

https://www.bikereg.com/ua-compost-cross-day2

Wednesday November 24th

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Week of November 15th

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November and More

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