Crash Training Program (J Friel)
In fact, I did start the program with a trip to the Gold Coast last week and a couple of discovery rides on the Hinterlands. They were great rides in amazingly beautiful places but they were hard rides as well. Unfortunately, they proved to be fairly taxing on the shoulder, indicating that I needed to decide on training or fixing my shoulder.
Greg's Home, my base in Currumbin
Greg still teaches the art...XXX
Ride One: Currumbin - Springbrook - Currumbin
Start of the climb to Springbrook
View of Surfers from Springbrook
Dist: 110 km
AvSpeed: 25.5 km/h
AvHR: 119 bpm
Ascent: 1,627 m
Plenty of stops on the way...
It couldn't get any better...
End of climb #2 (Av 7.9 %) and a fast run into QLD
Higher peaks in view
The last climb (Av 6.5 %)
Ride Three: Currumbin - Mermaid Beach - Currumbin (recovery)
Dist: 36.3 km
AvSpeed: 24 km/h
The last race I entered was the club Hill Climb on Mt Mee road. It's a climb that I always wanted to have included in one of the club races and the club managed to get a permit for an ITT on the 8+km (Av 4.5 %) in a afternoon with temperatures reaching 33 degrees. Just the way I like it.
Dist: 8.2 km
AvSpeed: 23.2 km/h
AvHR: 166 bpm
Ascent: 345 m
Didn't mind the pain...
Sandra powering up Mt Mee road
Time to get creative...