Thursday, 24 June 2010
Raced a TT on Tuesday night coming 3rd so quite pleased. Wed night was a lap XC race at Nevis Range. Pretty hardcore with really steep freeride on the downs and quite a kick in the up's. Quite a difference when you look at the HR profiles. Tramlining on the TT showing form, and big peaks and troughs in the typical XC profile. The XC's are testing in this respect, but as I have dropped down to 67 kg from 70kg I am tearing up hill and feeling really strong. Not sure where I came as came home quick due to midgies, but I have a feeling I did ok. Next XC is in July venue TBC. I have an inkling that we could work out a track at lower Glencoe Mountain by using the West Highland Way out East then up to the old track and back to the chairlift for a lap race so will need to investigate. Endurance road ride tomorrow then need to think about the next big event. Maybe the "Chain Reaction" Sportive followed next day by the 100 mile MTB at Selkirk.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Last nights TT was in very good with almost perfect conditions. My excuses for not for not doing too well being that I trained hard on monday thinking that I wouldn't make the TT as I wasn't sure if one of my older kids would be off work to look after Rebekah. Despite being tired I did ok and I am pleased with my HR/Speed profile which ran in parallel. The little extra up to my normal TT heart rate of 95% would have given me under the hour for 25. Maybe next time. Need to sort my watch as the distance ERTRO is out.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Nice sequence of pictures from the 4 X finals at the UCI World Cup Nevis Range last weekend, when Sarsha Huntington crashed badly. Paul Roe off the mark fast to the scene. Apparently she can't walk due to holes in her legs from the brake levers, and many cuts and bruises but, nothing that won't heal in time. It's worth a click on the images for a large size to see how lucky she was!
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
A late mid summer skier has spotted the rare "Dahu" mountain Goat at White Corries. Probably the first sighting outside the French alps of this unique animal.
The top of the "Spring Run" June 6th 2010
Below is a clip showing just how unusual this goat is!