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Lessons Learned from my Second Hill Climb Season

Lessons Learned from my Second Hill Climb Season

For the second consecutive year, Bank Road, for me, signified the end of the hill climbing season. Despite Haytor being a comparatively long climb, a 4-hour drive for a 12-minute effort didn’t at all appeal to me, and besides, it meant I could celebrate with a big greasy portion of fish and chips.  It’s also a massive relief that I can go out on my next few rides to just enjoy being on the bike, rather than burying myself to the point of vomiting at…

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Slow start to the Hill Climb season

Slow start to the Hill Climb season

1:57.4. It’s absolutely bonkers that someone would spend weeks training, following a structured training plan and being careful to avoid any unnecessary carbs and fats for an effort that lasts under 2 minutes. But that’s hill climbing! A few weeks back I devised my own little training plan in order to help me achieve a PB at the Monsal hill climb. I was actually fairly ambitious at the time, and rightly so because in the months prior I had improved…

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Hill Climb Season Training Plan

Hill Climb Season Training Plan

This year I feel like I’ve seen some fairly significant improvements in both my cycling strength and endurance compared to last year, and so to actually get some quantifiable data that will prove this, other than Strava segment times, I’d like to see an improvement in times (and ideally placings) in the same hill climb TT’s that I took part in last year. And with the hill climb season fast approaching, I’ve realised I probably need to get myself organised…

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