Browsing Archive: May, 2010

Bradford On Avon World Cup Write Up. Race Score 1/10

Posted by Tom Room on Monday, May 24, 2010, In : 2010 Campaign 


I was really looking forward to doing this race. I haven't done a sprint in a couple of years and Bradford on Avon presented the perfect opportunity to do a local, open-water race, in a beautiful setting. My body was still a little bit sore from Challenge Barcelona the weekend before, the ride to the race necessatated a rest in itself, but a race is a race, and you've just got to work with what you've got on race day.


I managed to get a gap after 30 or so metres and tried to put as...

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Training Week May 15th-22nd

Posted by Tom Room on Monday, May 24, 2010,
Bit smashed...not so much training
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Challenge Half Barcelona Write Up. Race Score 2/10.

Posted by Tom Room on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, In : 2010 Campaign 


I was excited in the run up to the race, I felt like I was resting up quite well and I felt like the course would work well to my strengths. I was looking for a minimum of top 10, but really top 7 was what I was aiming for.

I was very glad to have Tim come along for a bit of a holiday, as well as being official photographer and bag man. After playing hide the overweight giant bike box from everyone with a name badge (in your face Ryan Air), and a bus journey longer than the flight, we...

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Training Week May 8th-14th

Posted by Tom Room on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, In : Training Week 
Aim:- Taper Week

Saturday 8th
90min run

Sunday 9th
Strength Bike 2x{8mile over-gear, 4 miles hard, 4 miles easy}
15min run hill reps off the bike

Monday 10th
5km swim

4x1mile (ish) Weston reps off 6:30 in 4:54. 4:48, 4:47. 4:46 Av 4:49
Castle Combe Bike 3x{2laps hard, 1 lap easy} 8:30, 8:45. 8:40

Race prep swim 6x200 off 2:30 aiming for 2:24, + 1min recovery, 8x100 off 1:20 aiming for <1:10

Day off

Travel Day 

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University Triathlon Championships

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, May 13, 2010, In : Coaching 
Last Sunday was the University Triathlon Championships, or BUCS, if you like talking in acronyms no-one understands.

Bath had a really good turn out, from our more experienced athletes and quite a few first time racers too. The race started with a 750m pool swim (messy), a 25km fairly flat bike, and a 5km run. Conditions can only be described as bloody cold and windy. For once, I was glad not to be racing.

   Ole seemed happy enough though!

We were missing a few of our faster athletes for vari...
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Training Week May 1st-7th Strength/Speed Week 1 of 1

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, May 13, 2010, In : Training Week 
Aim - Hard Week: I have just come off a rest week and I am racing Challenge Half Barcelona on May 16th. This means this is my last hard weeks training before the race with a one week recovery going into the race. I need to recognise if I am starting to push too hard and do sessions that are going to effect how well I recover the following week, so basically I will start to back off at the end of the week to ensure I am sufficiently rested to ensure the race is worth the trip.

Saturday 1st

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