Saturday, 16 April 2011

I peed red but didn't set a PB...

The jury is still out on beetroot juice.  Well, we're all in agreement that it tastes minging, it makes you feel sick and it turns your excretions red.  We're just not convinced as to whether it makes you go faster.

The TT went ok.  I suffered and felt like a dog.  I also broke a spoke after 3 miles on the 1080 which was a bit of a pisser (expensive to repair and it rubbed for the remaining 7 miles... you'd think the remaining 19 spokes would be able to keep it in true!).

Back to the point.  My PB for the Leo course is 21:50 with an average power of 340 W (quarters of 350, 350, 340, 330).  I went 22:50 with an average power of 330 W (360, 340, 320, 310).  Easy to see that I need to pace it better!  I wonder if the juice made the first 5 min of 360 feel so easy, did it lull me into a false sense of 'Cancellara-ness'???

A couple of weeks off (Majorca bound!) then back on it.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

I feel sick....

but it might be worth it.

http://sweatscience.com/the-beet-goes-on-nitrates-improve-cycling-time-trial-performance/

Will report back after tonight's 10 mile TT at Leominster.

Nothing like an n=1 study with no double blind to really make you feel confident about the efficacy of something.

The big question is, will a coffee push me over the edge and actually make me sick?

[Edited 17:11 - after sitting on the loo for the last 30 minutes and doing endless masssive sicky burps I've just checked the date of the post and the linked scientific paper.  It's not April 1st, thank goodness.  The quest goes on!]

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Close but no cigar...

Thanks to everyone who voted for me (here)

I came second :(  Just close enough to smell the £3000, but not close enough to actually spend it!

I did, however, have the most online votes so a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!

Fame and fortune will have to wait!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Justin Bieber...

Discovered fame, fortune and eternal happiness (well, at least 2 of those) via You Tube. I'm setting my targets a little lower with just £3000 up for grabs (and £7000 for school) if I win this competition.

So, please vote for me and pass on to your friends/family.

Thanks in advance :)



ps - All done in 1 take - so all the blame goes to me for talking to the wrong camera and Greg and Scott. the production gurus are blameless for all mistakes and creditworthy for all merits.