Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
DJ and Kim came along which was, I guess their Fathers Day present to me. Showing me what they will do for me, getting up on a Sunday morning at 5am, Thanks Girls.
When we arrived home, the day training/racing wise wasn't over. I still had a 1h30 recovery ride to do. It was a low heart rate, low watts ride on the Computrainer just to get rid of the Lactic Acid in my legs. All part of my new program with CTS.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Zakumi the official mascot.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The opening concert on Thursday night was good but I was expecting more, especially from the Black Eyed Peas and the Parlotones as they only performed for a short period but I guess that's how an opening concert is, it's not a specific artist's concert and they must cater for everyone.I did however enjoyed the mobile "Keganators", picture above. They made sure I wasn't thirsty for the first half of the concert before they ran dry. Lot of thirsty people at the concert.
Training was difficult this week with all the World Cup activities and everybody trying to squeeze a last minute meeting in before the World Cup begins. I missed two session during the week, one due to a meeting and the other due to the concert.
I also missed Saturday's Brick session but did it Today. It was a great session up to the point where I got two punctures right after each other and a 3h30 brick ( 2h30 bike, 1hr run) turned into a 2h30 brick (1h30 bike, 1hr run). I could maintain 37km/h on the IM New Zealand Computrainer course and a 4:30min/km during the 1 hour run. Tomorrow is a rest day and it suits me just fine as we are going to watch the match between Netherland and Denmark. Going to be just awesome!
My training plan with CTS is still going great and I am so happy with the program and the service. During one of the bike specific sessions during the week, I realized for the first time that I am losing power during the bike when I bike above 240 watts for long periods. Not having professional bike fitters or Retul around my bike position is a three year trail and error exercise.
That's the advantage of having a coach, Powermeter and Computrainer. Coach asked me to send her some pictures and video to see if we can see where the problem lies. Super excited to see if we can tweak it a bit the get some more watts out of these legs.
This is the "famous" Vuvuzela which irritates a lot of people but has been part of our soccer culture for so long and the noise doesn't even bother me.
Here's a short video especially for Bryan, where Yours Truly demonstrate the Vuvuzela