KBC Newsletter – 10/6/14
Welcome to this week’s edition of news from Kirsty Broun Cycling!
Training – the weeks that were
In the last two weeks we focused on longer efforts, resistance to fatigue and learning to ride at anaerobic threshold. This type of training is particularly useful for both road racing and time trialling. However, if racing is not your thing, anaerobic threshold work is metabolically challenging, meaning that fitness levels are improved and for the weight watchers, the body’s ability to utilise fat as fuel both during training and at rest is enhanced.
Kirsty Broun Racing – Men’s team up and racing!
Last weekend saw the introduction of the KBR men’s team as together with the women they competed in the Balmoral Metropolitan Championships in both the criterium at Murrarie and the road race, held at Mount Alford. A hard weekend of racing for the men and women of Kirsty Broun Racing, and congratulations to all the team, with special mention going to our podium rider of the weekend Stephen Rashleigh who finished 3rd in the road race on the Sunday. It is great to see the KBR colours out on the course and everyone giving their best effort.
Wattbike Training – Urban Rowing, West End
If you want to take your fitness to the next level, Wattbike sessions are an excellent tool to help you do just that. Each session focuses on a different variable of fitness, choreographed to your favourite music! Each session costs $20.00 and must be pre-booked beforehand. Times available are – Wednesday 12.15pm, Wednesday 6.30pm and Thursday 5.30pm. Please contact me to book a spot, as there are only 8 spots available per session and they fill up fast.
Rider of the Month
Congratulations goes to Gary Weis for getting Rider of the Month for June. In the last couple of months he has lifted his training and it is showing in his performance. He is now matching it with the best of the men and proving a invaluable member of the Kirsty Broun Racing Team. Well done Gary, I cannot wait to see what this year brings for you.
Coming up this month!
The monthly program is now up on the website – click here for further details!
This week’s training:
Thursday – KBC High Performance training, 4 x 5 group lap efforts. Albert Bishop Park (crit course), Nundah, 5.15am
Saturday- Lakeside Criterium. Come and join Kirsty for a ride to Lakeside for the HPRW Criterium. Velo Cycles, Wilston 5:30am
Sunday – Purga (Ipswich) ride 90km. Come and join us to support our KBR members in the Qld Elite, U19 and Masters Individual Time Trial. Wests, 6:00am
SAVE THE DATES!
KBC “The Amazing Challenge” Mystery Ride
Are you mentally clued up as well as having superlative bike handling skills? Like a bit of a challenge? This is a KBC Challenge where the smartest, not necessarily the strongest, will triumph! Intrigued??? Keep your eyes glued to our FB page for more upcoming info! Be sure to ‘like’ our Kirsty Broun Cycling Facebook page!
Training Camp – Saturday, 19th & Sunday, 20th July
I’m seeking expressions of interest from people who are interested in a training camp on the Sunshine Coast between Friday, 18 July and Sunday, 20 July. We will arrive at Noosa on Friday evening and do some training around the Glasshouse Mountains on Saturday followed by participating in the #Women’s 100km Sunshine Coast Ride on Sunday, an event promoting women in the sport and encouraging as many women as possible to ride 100kms on Sunday.
Please let me know if you are interested in coming along, it will be a great weekend of training!
“We’re on our Last Legs” HAA/KBC Event 26th/27th July
Join the Hope Across Australia team as they make the final legs of an epic journey across Australia back to base. Please find further information and register your interest in the ride HERE.
Until next week, be skilled, be safe and most importantly, keep smiling!