Last night was another fun session on the Blackie outdoor track.
We started off ok with a warm up session happily swinging off and dropping back until the windsock(!) that M. ABOC put up started to droop as rain took over from the wind. With safety in mind, we all trooped into the club house and started technical discussions on sprinting and pursuit pacing. ActuallyI found the sprint talk very interesting as, since I was never ever going to contest a track sprint, I'd never bothered to learn the rules and some of the finer points of sprinting.
Back on the track 40 minutes later and we enduros were into pursuit pacing drills. This involved being given a specific time for the standing half lap and then for the subsequent full lap...ie 1 and a half laps...ie finish on the far side of the track. Looking at the download of my powertap later in the evening , I discovered I'd barely managed 40kph and was into twiddle mode with a cadence of 114rpm. I had to remind myself this was "good training" although at the time I grumbled loudly that the gear I was being forced to use was "far too small" for a grinder.
Clearly "someone" (Lawrence- "I did an arts degree, dont ask me to count beyond one....) was a bit distracted by something or other cos her somewhat pitiful maths ability kicked in and she lost count. The next time she did the drill we helped her on by (mis)counting for her.
Soooo sad, but not the first time its happened on the track; I know 2 people who've sat up after 1 and a half laps of a 2 laps 500m race and both were at a World Masters Track Champs. Lawrence did the opposite and did an extra half lap....
The saga of the computer and the Tacx trainer continues....I've bought a new mouse and that is now sorted, but despite uninstalling, re-installing and getting updates, the imagic is not living up to its name.....no magic there as its still not working.
Guess I might have to read the instructions.....