Lost a bit of motivation after Western Cape XCO Champs, not performing as I wanted to… but we are back on track now! Had a successful week of training last week, clocking in the sessions I wanted to. Don’t want to jinx it, but I’m starting to feel a bit of form coming my way … More Weekly Update: Back On Track!
It was another tough demanding weekend of racing at the WC XCO Champs at Bloemendal. The conditions were perfect, not too cold, not too warm and a little damp, not that that made the racing any easier… I came into the race with some expectations but unfortunately didn’t achieve what I was aiming for. There … More Race Report – WC XCO Champs
This past weekend was yet another race weekend on the skinny wheels! The week leading up to the weekend was quite a busy and demanding one with a few 2min and 5min intervals which left the legs feeling really tired, but the whole game plan was not to worry about results and to rather do … More Race Report – Killarney Circuit Race
So this past weekend I took part in a local road crit using it as one of my interval sessions for the week. It actually felt really good to race on the skinny wheels again after deciding to focus on MTB this season. The route was a nice short left hander circuit with two open … More Race Report – WP Ottery Crit
It was really nice to start last week with a ‘public holiday’ recovery ride out to Fisantekraal with the Cycle Teknix Social Cycling Club before the week of training got underway. The legs took a little longer than expected to get working again, but when they eventually came back, they felt good… The highlight of … More Weekly Update: Getting The Hours In!
Experienced the true meaning of marathon racing this past weekend, taking part in the first round of the WP Marathon series in Tulbagh! It was a long, dusty and rocky day with temperatures hitting well over 30’C even at 6.30am… The route covered 72km with only 1200m of elevation which in my mind didn’t look … More Race Report – Tulbagh Marathon
It was another successful week out on the bike clocking just over 11 hours of saddle time! The legs, body and mind are feeling good leading up to race day this weekend in Tulbagh. The highlight of the training week will have to be the 4 hour + ride out to Stellies up the Old … More Weekly Update: Ready For Action!
With last week being a long weekend that meant only one thing… and that was the opportunity to squeeze in some longer rides! Last week was a good training week for me clocking just over 13 hours of saddle time. I was quite happy to see that the legs held up pretty well with the … More Weekly Update: A Good Week!
Really enjoyed a nice ‘easy’ week on the road bike, playing around on the skinny wheels and enjoying some new coffee stops. Wednesday and Friday consisted of 2×10 min Tempo intervals with coffee stops between each set. Saturday was the usual club ride with Team Cycle Teknix mixed with a short race pace effort around … More Weekly Update: An Easy Week!
I don’t think I’ve ever had to dig as deep as I did this past weekend… The XCO discipline is without a doubt completely different to the Marathon discipline, it’s balls to the wall from the get go with very little time to recover! I blew up within the first lap, pushing a little too … More WP XCO Bloemendal – Race Report