Goals galore

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by Alex Simmons, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. snaps10

    snaps10 New Member

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    my wife informed me this morning after working out that i will be competing in triathlons this year. :confused: (we have the same trainer) so...

    complete the napa sprint tri in under 90 min.
    compete (not just finish) an olympic distance triathlon.
    compete (not just finish) an half ironman.
    crap, i better learn how to swim, ive only got 5 months.
     


  2. RapDaddyo

    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    Cool.:cool: Come to Las Vegas and do the Silverman. The bike part is only ~10K' of climbing. Just a nice little ride.
     
  3. fergie

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    *Race goals
    -Move from D grade to B grade
    -Go under 4min for 3000m at Masters Track Nationals
    -Win Chain Reaction Classic race
    -Go under 1.15 for Coaches Kilo at Track Nattionals

    *Performance Goals
    -Improve FT from 260 to 300
    -Drop from 85kg to 75kg
    -Crack 1300watts

    *Coaching Goals
    -Masters World Champions
    -Junior World Champion in next 3 years
    -Olympic Champion in London

    Hamish Ferguson
    Cycling Coach
     
  4. wcngu1

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    grow some balls when riding on the road. i'm new to it and drivers are extremely intimidating [​IMG]. Just need more time on the road i guess.

    I envy you Nomad as you get to bike in japan lol i wish i could do that one day... i'm still in uni so i'm still young [​IMG]
     
  5. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    If drivers worry you, you won't enjoy riding in Japan. Drivers here are not used to road bikes for the most part. That's why I set off at 4.30/5AM on Sundays and make it to the mountain roads before the traffic builds up. Trouble is now, that time of the morning is pitch dark and freeeeeezing! Talk about growing some balls, I nearly lost mine to frost bite a couple of weekends ago - it was below 0C and with the chill factor ..............:D TYSON
     
  6. wcngu1

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    haha japanese people are too polite to hurl abuse at people =) Plus japan is just fantastic alround... perhaps i'm biased cuz i had a dream japanese girlfriend in highchool :D
     
  7. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    That's right, I have never had anyone shouting at me from a car window or the side of the road. People tend to just ignore you because it's not their business.
    The same goes for personal property, if it's not theirs they don't touch it. (Maybe different in Tokyo and Osaka) Twice I've left my mobile phone on the saddle of my bike and gone into Starbucks for an hour or so. It was still there when I came out. In England, I would give it 2 minutes, where people think the other persons property is theirs for the taking. Other things I've left behind have always been handed in.
    My second bike has been on the back balconey now for 7 years unlocked. (1st floor) and it's still there. The only thing you are guaranteed to get stolen in Japan if you leave them out at night is women's underwear. Thieves are few - perverts are many.:D
     
  8. Billsworld

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    11.7-8 200 tt , under 1:14 kilo, race weight under 185lbs, 1700 watt peak power 1600 5 sec. 800 watt 1 min, 300 watt 20 min......last one isnt likely, everything else is within reach
     
  9. NomadVW

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    One of mine for this coming year was to ride a sub 5hr solo century (ride time only, thanks to city traffic everywhere).

    Welp.. that one got scrapped today and it's now sub 4hr 45min century. Did a solo century today in 4hr 54min ride time. http://www.cycleiwakuni.com/blog/index.php?id=99

    VW
     
  10. fastcat

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    Goals - not all or which are specific enough yet ....

    [email protected] 300w - 4w/kg - (increase from 250 currently) by end May

    Ride a few time trials - break 25 mins for 10 miles by end of August

    Complete first road race - to be identified - by mid season

    Regularly join club fast group and 'hold my own' within that company

    Complete challenging century ride - to be identified - by end season
     
  11. ZimboNC

    ZimboNC New Member

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    Ok. I have various goals but they'll all fall into place if I reach this one:

    5.0 w/kg FTP.

    It's a crazy goal but, hell, food is overrated.

    --Steve
     
  12. BlueJersey

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    Have my first win racing the 4 To win with a style. At least finishing the Housatonic race with the main group. Catting up to 3 is a bonus if all goes well. Obviously, for them to happen, my FT has to go up.

    Second, quite my current job and to find another one. Too busy training and didn't have time to even think about looking for another job or career.
     
  13. watts4speed

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    Depends. What's your starting w/kg?
     
  14. ranger39000

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    hey silloldtwit, ya gotta leave a pair out tonight. Dyin to know for sure....for a laugh. Stationed in Mt. Fuji awhile back so I know what u mean [​IMG]. Hey, your name isn't Mandy, is it?
     
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    WOW!! Like u say that would never happen in the UK, well maybe in the sticks?!
    I've heard about the knickers tho! Funny!
     
  16. tk_bike

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    What club do you ride with? There are quite a few 4th cat races in the midlands to start off with, or lots of LVRC if you're a vet?
     
  17. tk_bike

    tk_bike New Member

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    Goals are mainly to stay injury free and have a better season than my 'on form' period last year.

    Not decided on specific races yet but to get up there in national series road races and regionals champs - medal.
     
  18. L.Viento

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    - Do whatever I need to get my teammates or me across the finish line first

    - Upgrade to Cat 3

    - Enjoy myself
     
  19. lennyk

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    I am a newbie road biker, got my road bike last April and Kinetic trainer in August.

    3 - 4 month goals, I figure my point of diminishing easy returns will be after 250w

    - increase FTP to 250w, increased from 200 to 220 last 4 months
    - drop from 190lbs to 180lbs

    start regularly riding 60-70mile club rides

    and hopefully be able to play 45mins of soccer at full stretch
     
  20. musher

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    Master :goals racing 07:

    1)Top 3 master state ch. road race

    2)Top 3 master state ch. TT

    3)Top 3 in 2/3 master stage race

    4)Win one stage race

    5) FTP 340 watts by march( to achieve goal 1)

    6) FTP 350 watts by may ( for goal 2-3-4)

    2006 best :FTP 340 watts - 62 - 5.31

    stage race : 3rd & 4th

    TT : 10 miles 21:30

    best 10': 367 watts 12/19/06,

    Musher
     
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