Almost the end of winter
Also posted to the aboc mailing list
It's the second last Spin for winter of 2010 tonight. We've had a bumper year with big turnouts and lots of 'fun' (if you can call being flayed on a trainer fun....) through the winter. Lucie and I have cooked an enormous amount of the aboc bolla over the year. There will end up with a total of 25 sessions this winter, 4.5kg of beef in each session, that's 112.5 kg of beef!
Details of the session are, as always, here
Thank you to Nicole Holt who initially suggested we publish the program online way back in mid 2009, we've done so ever since so you can see what we're doing (there are no secrets at aboc!) and we're always open to questions and suggestions for improvements to the spin program.
We've also had a pretty good winter in at DISC, in the past Spin has subsidised DISC to a significant extent. This winter that wasn't necessary, again, we're doing something right because you keep coming back. We can always do better and I always want to hear suggestions for improvements to the sessions at DISC as well as Spin. We introduced an early warm up for the sprint stream midway through this winter which has worked well and our enduros, under Nathan's guidance, have learned skills and become more confident on the track.
We're running the Summer Sprint Series again this summer at Blackburn, the details are on the series website
That will be a lot of fun and some pretty good competition. Andrew Steele from Avanti Plus Croydon and Gary Jackson from Riviera Cycles are sponsoring the series again and we'll have some good prizes. Sue Dundas and the team will be back to make it work seamlessly and efficiently again.
What else is coming up?
We're going to run fortnightly Spin sessions over summer, probably again on Thursday evenings. Last year these worked well and a small core group of you kept coming to them, maintaining the rage, so to speak. We'll also run fortnightly DISC sessions or Blackburn track sessions on Sunday afternoons. I am yet to set a date for our Hotham trip, the calender is so full this summer that it's quite difficult to squeeze anything in.
Personally, I've moved to more specialisation with the sprint squad and Nathan's looking after more of the endurance program that we run so everyone's getting well looked after, but as I mentioned earlier, we can always do better. We do best when we receive feedback, so please, if there's something we can do better, let us both know!