I've (finally!) booked in to do the Cycling Australia level 2 coaching course in November/December in Adelaide this year. I've been wanting to do it for some time and with the move to Adelaide of the course, increase in time (6 days from 5) and more sprint focus, and thus a chance to speak with and learn from the AIS sprint team there I couldn't resist.
So I'll be away from the 28th of November 'til the 3rd of December, but will be back in time for round 3 of the aSSS.
In particular I'm hoping to get a chance to spend some time with Craig Colduck, who is the author of this post from fixedgearfever, there's a few details I want to ask him about. I'm pretty sure that a lot of the stuff in there is really only meant to apply to elite athletes, in particular the "set a personal best, go home" bit, which is, I strongly suspect, intended only for riders working near their genetic potential where overtraining is a real concern. This is similar to some programming data in "Practical Programming for Strength Training".
Anyway, I'll be in Adelaide for a few days without a bike during the leadup to round 3. I'll have to see if I can borrow one of Pete's folders and train on that!
It's great to see that Liz Randall won her first event at the UCI World Masters yesterday. I didn't know she was doing the 500m ITT, but not only did she do it, she won it. Another world title for Liz! She's also qualified fastest for the 2k pursuit. There's no such thing as a dead cert, but I think she'll come back with a few more than just one world title. I'd bet on all of them for her age group. Go Liz! I spent a few mornings over the past month at DISC motorpacing her, I'm not her coach, but am a small part of her team, and that's a great thing, I'm very pleased.