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Ally Rose’s adventures: 3 Peaks Challenge

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Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete Ally Rose Ogden has recently had her article published on the Bicycle Network website. 

For those who wonder what is involved in riding a LONG way in a day, here is how Ally Rose approached the day and how she coped with the challenge of the 3 Peaks Challenge.

Article by – Ally Rose Ogden

Pain, pleasure or persistence? Many have wondered, including myself at times, what it means to be a cyclist – or more specifically, what drives the hundreds of our kind, labelled by the community as no less than ‘crazy’, ‘obsessive’ or plainly ‘insane’, to spend whatever free time we have pedalling on a machine that 200 years ago didn’t even exist. It is a culture that cannot be explained to an outsider and it was not until I had completed the Three Peaks Challenge that I really appreciated that a combination of all these factors was essential for one to truly distinguish oneself as a cyclist.

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Confession- I didn’t actually start out as a cyclist, but rather a runner and later on a triathlete. It was though my triathlon, that my passion for cycling was born when I realised through a school project, that it was in fact the cyclists who had the greatest advantage in triathlon and not the runners. As a result, I joined a cycling club and despite the many achievements following trips across the country to compete in athletics or triathlon events, I fell in love with the world of bikes.

Fast forward about a year to November 2015 where my mate Xabier, hill climber extraordinaire, mentions to me a ride he’s entered in March called the Three Peaks Challenge and asks whether I wanted to do it. I didn’t know much about the ride at the time, only the name really- which probably accounts for my inexplicable response of ‘Sure let’s do it!’. Albeit, when I actually went home and looked up what we were doing I almost fell off my chair. 235km is a VERY long way. Yet, the stupid and maybe delusional person that I was, decided to throw myself into it anyway. However, as it was only 3-4 months out from the event, all tickets were booked out. I soon found myself before Christmas, frantically scrambling on the Three Peaks Facebook Page for not only a last minute entry, but accommodation to go with it!

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As the months and eventually weeks approached, I found myself overwhelmed. I would actually have to do this. This was no longer an abstract concept: a map on a website, a date on a calendar, a discussion on a forum. I was no doubt intimidated – the longest ride I had ever done previously was 130km, more than 100km less and in no way close to the elevation Three Peaks offered; however, I still couldn’t contain my excitement.

So the day finally arrived where after a night’s worth of fitful sleep, I woke in the dark to join another 2,000+ riders in which can only be described as a surreal moment. With our, Garmins, lights, fuel and bikes prepped and prepared, there was nothing left to do but sit on the start line and have faith for the forthcoming day.

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Another confession- In the second half of 2015, I had found myself losing sight of what had originally drawn me to the sport of cycling. After a bad fracture in my wrist, and subsequently being off the road for close to 12 weeks in a period leading up to the World Duathlon Championships, I found myself chained to the wattbike/trainer for the duration of my recovery. I was soon caught in the trap of training for results rather than enjoyment; and even after my wrist had recovered, I still questioned if the stress was all worth it. The Three Peaks came at a time where I really needed to reconnect with riding for the simple love of riding, rather than for accolades, recognition or chasing a win. Even Xabier, my Three Peaks riding partner and fellow racer admitted it was almost refreshing to be involved in an event that didn’t require stressing about tactics, position and a sprint to the finish line.

Confession number three- In the two weeks leading up to the event, I was involved in two nasty crashes; both of which resulted in other people being taken off to hospital with very serious injuries. Although I wasn’t seriously injured, two of my bikes were and I had been left with rattled confidence. There was even some doubt, up to 3 days before the event, if I would in fact have a bike to ride on. I did make it however, and so did a bike. However, I was not prepared to take ANY chances in that first descent. Despite my wariness though, the descent of Falls Creek could only be described as a pleasant and almost surreal experience. Although congested, nobody was complaining about the first 30 km being downhill. With the ‘peak’ of Tawonga Gap soon following the descent’s conclusion, Xabier and I found ourselves constantly making jokes of Tawonga’s validity of ‘peakness’ compared to the other two that loomed. To be perfectly honest, we tried to not take the ride too seriously. Although we obviously ensured proper hydration and nutrition, and understood the enormity of what we were undertaking; our conversation less focused on the ride itself, but often consisted of debates over which of the bikes surrounding us deserved the higher appraisal!

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It was during Hotham that I was able to really appreciate why people ride, without the need for a reward in crossing the finish line first. Maybe I had become delusional after 30km of uphill, but for the first time in a long time, I was climbing without stress of numbers and figures. I wasn’t focused on getting to the top, but rather enjoying the journey. That said, the last 10km too many times dashed my hopes; having me thinking I had reached the top before another 10% ramp awaited me around the corner!

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I had decided from the very beginning that it was not an option for me to fail to reach the finish line. This did not, however mean that I found the experience remotely easy, nor that I was always in positive spirits. Ironically, it was during the descent, not the climb of Hotham, in which I had started to doubt of my abilities. My body had started to feel the toll and although we had passed the 100 km to go mark, we still had a long way to ride. I can’t describe it any more accurately in that during that descent, in an almost altered state of consciousness, I had quite literally felt like falling asleep (pretty scary when you’re travelling at 50+ kph). That section towards the Omeo rest stop was probably my lowest point in the ride. Although ‘only’ having ridden 160 km, my mental strength was really starting to fail me, I’m not even ashamed to admit that I called Mum with the opening line of ‘give me some motivation’. We were at around the same pace as the 11hour group, so I knew we had some time, and at no point was I seriously considering quitting. I was going to fight till I could literally ride no further, but I was starting to question if I had eagerly bitten off more than I could chew. I knew though, that I had no choice to get back on the bike and continue the journey.

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It was only later on, and by that I mean about 20 minutes down the road, that I discovered the Hydrolyte they were feeding us, really did have a purpose. Unable to eat at the Omeo rest stop, I had instead guzzled two concentrated drinks and had subsequently started to feel noticeably more alive. In hindsight, I had not adequately replaced the salts in which I had lost in the 7 hours I had been riding. Although I was hydrated and fed, I had only consumed one electrolyte drink in that time. My body had started to react to this lack of much needed salts in my system and coupled with the warm weather, I had not coped well as a result.

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It’s truly amazing the connection the mind and body have with each other as there was a direct correlation with my body’s recovery and the return of my motivation after I had consumed the much needed electrolytes. To be honest, I think I had Xabier questioning my state of sanity for a while as I had quite literally gone from 0-100 in my energy levels. From that point, I found myself becoming vocally motivational at almost ‘personal trainer level’. For more than an hour I was like a high school cheerleader, chattering nothing but how far we had come and how comparatively little we had to go. Although this outward motivation was directed at others, I was partially using the opportunity to inspire myself. The excitement for the Three Peaks had returned and with this regaining of energy, I was starting to think that we could really complete this.

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The Back of Falls: It was the monkey on our back and the climb in which so many cyclists and cycling forums had eloquently described as ‘soul destroying’, even without 200km already in the legs. Keeping this in mind, I had beforehand told my super speedy climber of a riding buddy to go on ahead and complete the climb at his own pace considering he’d be needing all available momentum get up with his 25 back cog (I never had any doubts he could make it to the top with that gearing, but how he did never ceases to amaze me). Never have I been in so much pain for such a long period of time. Not only was the nature of the climb enough to push any cyclist to the limit, but due to the large amount of fuel I had consumed in the lead up, I was feeling inexplicably sick. Never in my entire life has every cell in my body screamed at me so loudly for me to quit. But there was only one way up and only one way to get there. I knew that the pain I had been in then would be nothing compared to the pain I would be in if I decided to give up. So despite my having to get off and walk at times, feeling as if I had to throw up, I still never stopped moving forward. Every 100 metres felt like an eternity and I subsequently have questioned the strategic placement of this climb. How many people (including myself) would surely decide that this hell wasn’t worth it if it wasn’t so close to the finish?

But with heavy legs, arms that could barely support my body and a state of pure exhaustion, I finally reached Trapyard Gap. 12km later I reached the summit of Falls Creek and ultimately the finish line of The Three Peaks Challenge; crossing it with the ever smiling Xabier who had come back to ride with me after already crossing the finish line himself. It was truly a moment I will never forget. The absolute joy of simply completing this challenge is one thing, but us to do it as two sixteen year olds made it all the more special and something that can never be taken away from us.

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Cycling is more than just a sport. It’s a lifestyle and a community in which only those who are a part of it can understand. The Three Peaks helped me to reconnect with my riding in a way that doesn’t relate to accolades or a leader’s jersey; but instead for the pleasure it brings along the journey. Pain, pleasure and persistence- one aspect alone cannot be attributed with the cycling culture because none can be achieved without the presence of the other. But most of all, cycling is not a lone sport, but one that needs be shared. I know that this ride, would have been a much less enjoyable on in my memory, if it hadn’t been shared with a mate.

The Three Peaks Challenge undoubtedly leaves a mark on all that strive to conquer it. It has certainly left its mark on me.

– Ally Rose Ogden

Black wins JK Lambeth memorial race

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Kelly Cycle Coaching cyclist James Black won the 70km JK memorial handicap road race in Geelong last weekend.

James is a masters rider who does most of his training around Williamstown, the You Yangs and the Great Ocean road.

James is currently in training for the Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Perth over the first 4 days of September.  Riders wanting to compete in this event need to reach a qualifying time or placing at a selection event.  James participated in a NZ road race to achieve his qualification.

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Below is a race report written by Mandy Hoskings:

JK Lambeth Memorial Race 2016

Out and back Forest Rd, Larcombes Rd, out and back Nobles, out and back Forest Rd to Grays, Hendy Main, finish at Larcombes Rd (A) 70kms.

The inaugural running of the JK Lambeth memorial race saw 40 racers brave the elements today. Donning every article of warm clothing in the wardrobe was a good call. Even Juddy wore his arm warmers…yes it was that cold! Now throw in 25 kilometre North Westerly winds with gusts around 35kph and a 70 kilometre undulating course and you have a tough race to contest.

Limit riders Ken Mansfield and Ian Sumner were given a whole 47 minutes head start on Scratch. Gavin Gamble and John Bell (33 mins) had to wait 14 minutes before they could set off. The 26 minute bunch had two of their bunch fail to show on time, so Mandy Hosking, Joe Gulino, Graeme Wilson and new to the club James (watch this space) Black took off with no expectations…track turns was call from the get go.

Tina Stenos and Paul Bubb received their instructions and were given the choice to start with the 14 minute bunch or take off in a bid to catch their bunch…they chose the latter and to their credit stayed away for a considerable time from the large group containing the rugged up Juddy, Vic Mason, Dave Spence, Pete Ladd, Robbie Nicholls, Paul Beasley, Paul Bird and Andrew Booth; whom had been dragged a bunch having won last week’s Rocket Ascent.

The 9 minute bunch took off 38 minutes after limit and reports say they worked well until they were reeled in at the last turn around in Forest Road by scratch, 2nd and 3rd scratch. Visitors from Footscray, Steve Firman and Mark Micallef, (who has just returned to racing after a horror crash that saw him hit by a car and catapulted along the road, sustaining terrible injuries, which also smashed his beloved bike in half; may she rest in peace)…were in the mix until Steve punctured.

Back to the front of the race, John Bell had ridden Gavin Gamble off his wheel racing up Nobles Road and rode solo until catching limit, on the second trip down Forest Road at Gum Flats Road. Ian Sumner jumped on and hung on until the 26min bunch (who’d collected Gavin Gamble) came sweeping by, led by James Black, Graeme Wilson and Joe Gulino, with Mandy Hosking trying to keep up; Ian dropped soon after.

The chasing bunches combined and bearing down on the bunch, James called out to Mandy, John and Gavin to “Have a go, we’ll stay away if we all work.” The three managed a few turns, but Graeme and James were pulling such strong turns, the bunch disintegrated to just three turning into Grays Road…10 kilometres from the finish.

A strong tailwind saw James, Graeme and Mandy hitting 43kph at the end of Grays. A quick check to see if a chase bunch was threatening saw the three breathe a sigh of relief until Graeme discovered he’d punctured. Graeme left James and Mandy to ride away at Jack’s corner and finish off the race for the one, two. Shame, as “Graeme had ridden like a champion and deserved a place.” said Mandy.

The speeds hit by the combined scratch bunches were insane, spitting out riders left right and centre. At the top of the chicane the bunch realised they were racing for the minor placings.

James Black had Mandy riding on the rivet in the strong side headwind up Hendy Main to the Larcombes Road final 700 metres. Mandy sat up leaving James to take out a well deserved first place, by 15 seconds and a good 150 metres. With Scratch giving it a red hot go to the finish, Mandy had to get a wriggle on to the line or be caught. Anthony Seipolt crossed the line a good two bike lengths in front of Josh Williams, who was followed by Noel Taylor, Tony French, Nick Brown, Rich Lyle, Dave Warren and finally Vic Mason.

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As always the race could not be conducted without the support of our club officials and marshalls. A big thank you goes to everyone that helped out today. Special thanks to Rob Lambeth and his Stepmum Norma for putting up the awesome trophy. We’ll be looking forward to next year’s race!

Eildon Road Race

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Kelly Cycle Coaching had several great results at the Eildon VRS road race last weekend.

The A Grade women won the VRS fastest team award with 3 riders featuring in the top 10. Both Kirsty and Anna featured in breaks before the climb, then Bec and FiMac took over as the team’s climbers.

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The A grade men also rode well with Stefan finishing 11 in a small but strong field.  Paddy and Kyle were both in earlier breaks to help set things up for Stef.

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Our masters riders, Andrew, Paul, Damian, Wayne and Rob all rode strongly with the race featuring the 6km climb of Skyline.

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Our C Grade women also raced welll with Ally Rose and Saff finishing in the top 10.  Great riding ladies.

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This race was also an opportunity for KCC to help showcase the new Essendon SKODA Superbe that was decaled up in Tour de France signage. We thank Essendon SKODA for lending us the car for the weekend.

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Representing Australia at the UCI World U19 Champs

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Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete, Maccie Carter has recently been named as part of the 3 male U19 riders selected to represent Australia at the UCI World Road Championships in Qatar in October 2016.

Maccie started with KCC in 2013, with aspirations like any young kid, to get stronger, bigger and faster.

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Maccie has worked hard over the past 3.5 years, consistently doing his training and gradually seeing the improvements.  And like many aspiring young cyclists, his results certainly didn’t happen overnight. He needed to learn to pedal well, develop some core strength and stability and understand positioning and tactics.  All these facets of cycling have taken a few years to develop.

It wasn’t until 12 months ago that some real strength gains began to show and then the results followed. And what is really pleasing is that his scholastic results have improved over these past 3 years also.  A real win-win outcome which shows that sport can be the catalyst for academic endeavours.

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Congratulations on your achievement Maccie.  His fellow team mate and school friend, Alastair Christie-Johnston also made the team.  A great effort.

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Maccie Carter – Oceania Championships

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Maccie Carter finished 3rd in the U19 road champs, at Bendigo last weekend. The race was extremely hot with temperatures hovering around 37C.  The course included the ascent of Mt Alexander as well as many of the surrounding hills of Bendigo.

KCC asked Maccie about his race and here is what he told us.

1                     When did the first attack occur?  Km mark?

As soon as we got out of neutral 2.5-3km mark

2                     Did this cause everyone to react or did they just roll away?

I got onto James Fouche’s (eventual winner) wheel and he got brought back and then James attacked again and everyone just looked at Robert Stannard (who came 2nd) to react but nothing happened

3                     Was the first attack successful or lots of attacks til the break formed?

The first attack was successful, with single riders bridging across.

4                     How much did you drink in the race?

I went through 9 bottles, it was HOT

5                     And what did you eat?

I went through 1 bar and 4 gels

6                     Approx how many riders hit Mt Alexander in the peloton? How did you feel at this point?

There would about 35 riders at the base of Mount Alexander, I felt great but I really didn’t know how the others felt with a steep climb looming

7                     Were there many attacks up this climb?  Did you have trouble responding?

When we turned left onto the main road it was high tempo and we had started to drop riders, when we turned right onto Joseph Young Dve, where the gradient was steeper the attacks started coming. The bunch broke up very quickly once the pressure went on, I didn’t have any trouble in staying with the leading chase group, it was an extremely hard and fast tempo and still very hot despite the rain.

8                     How many riders went over the top with you?

There were 6 of us that went over the top together.

9                     Who was in the final break when you went through the feedzone for the final time?

There were 8 riders, with 1 from the original break still up the road, included in our group was Alastair Christie-Johnston (who managed to get back on the descent), Harry Sweeny, Robert Stannard and myself, with 12 km to go, we dropped 4 of the 8 riders on a few steep kickers.

10                 What happened at the finish?

With about 3km to go, we turned right on to Story’s road. Robert was at the front with a bit of foxing going on, but we were still rolling turns. It wasn’t until we could see the finish, about 800m out that my teammate (Alastair) attacked and hit the front. I was in 3rd wheel, Harry came around me to get onto Robert’s wheel who chasing Alastair’s, with about 150m to go I thought “if you want to win the bunch kick you have to go now”, as soon as I said that to myself Robert had already kicked and claimed 2nd I managed to hang on and finish in front of Alastair and Harry claimed 3rd.

Maccie Oceania Podium

 

Maccie and Helen - after podium

Tour of East Gippsland

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Some great results in Gippsland last week.

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Bob was asked to provide commentary during the TT event, stage 1.

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Jordyn and Saff warming up for their TT.

Go to our facebook page for more photos.

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The A grade Pitcher Partners / KCC team women win their first VRS race of the season.

Holiday Training Sessions

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We are running a number of holiday training rides during the July holidays.  None of these rides are compulsory but if they fit in with your commitments please come along and learn some skills.  Details are:

Date Duration of Ride Location Style of ride
Tue 5 July 8am – noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod TT practice.  If possible  put aero bars on for this ride.
Thur 7 July 8am- noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod Undulating  terrain with sprints and other efforts.
Sunday 10 July 8am- noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod Endurance ride

Please note that the CharterMason team riders will be training on different days to the above, and should not attend these sessions.  These rides are predominantly designed for our juniors and masters riders.

During week two of the holidays, we have one training session as most athletes will be preparing for the Eildon Tour.

Date Duration of Ride Location Style of ride
Tue 12 July 8am – noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod TT practice.  If possible  put aero bars on for this ride.  

What you need to do and bring:

  • check the weather forecast the night before and also look at the radar when you wake up.  We will still ride if it is only scattered showers but if it looks like really bad weather we will NOT train.
  • bring 2 drink bottles and enough food for 3.5-4hrs.  We will stop during the ride to eat, for toilet stops, removing jackets, etc. 
  • Food suggestions include: muesli bars, honey/jam sandwich (wrapped in halves), banana, crumpets toasted with honey (and wrapped in foil).  You should all bring at least 4 pieces of food.
  • Bring your phone (in a ziplock bag) and $10 just in case you need to buy a hot drink or gatorade.
  • Bring two tubes and a pump (there are no bike shops where we ride)
  • Bring a rain jacket and warm clothing.  You can always leave extra clothing at our place if you get here and it is warmer than you first thought.  As a rule during winter months, it is better to carry a jacket just in case, as it can get cold if we go descend some of the longer climbs.

Please text, call or email us (helen@kellycycling@yahoo.com) if you are planning to attend any of these training rides or are unsure about whether to attend.

As needed, we will split into groups so riders of a similar ability can train together.  As usual, Bob and Helen will be riding with the athletes.  Any questions please contact either of us.

Benita Lalor – Sports Dietitian

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Kelly Cycle Coaching welcomes Benita Lalor

Firstly, welcome to Kelly Cycle Coaching as one of our Sports dietitians. We look forward to working with you and having you as a valuable resource to our athletes as we know that refuelling correctly will directly benefit their racing and training.
Thanks Helen & Bob, I am very happy to be on board!

Can we start by asking you how long you’ve been a dietitian? 
I have been a Dietitian for 12 years.  When I first started out I was in a variety of clinical and food regulation roles, but was always working towards specialising in sports nutrition.  Before making the move to Melbourne, I was working at the Australian Institute of Sport with a range of team and  individual sports. It was a great experience working with athletes in preparation for the Beijing Olympics.  I am now in my third year with the Essendon Football Club and have a full time role assisting with the physical preparation and recovery for all listed players.

As an Essendon Football club colleague of our Strength and Conditioning coach, Dee Jennings, we understand you are responsible for the Performance and Recovery of the Essendon AFL and VFL players.  Are there many similarities in the performance and recovery needs of football players and cyclists? 
Despite what you may think, the fundamentals for preparing effectively and recovering after training sessions/rides/matches are similar for both AFL football players and cyclists.  The demands of both sports require athletes to fuel adequately with high carbohydrate foods and fluids for both training and for races/game day.  Both sports also require particular attention to hydration preparation and fluid intake during sessions to minimise fatigue and maintain cognitive function. 

What would the key differences be between the needs of football players compared to cyclists?
I suppose the main difference is the amount of muscle mass that AFL players carry in comparison with cyclist, so the players dietary strategies can be tailored towards achieving this in the pre-season and maintaining throughout the season. Similar strategies however, would be employed with cyclists to achieve and maintain strength and power on the bike.    

Allergies and food intolerances to food are problems for several of our athletes.  What should our athletes do if they think they have are gluten intolerance?  Are you able to offer these athletes alternative options so they can adequately fuel themselves for training and racing?
It is always a good idea to go and see your GP and Dietitian to get some professional advice before eliminating any foods from your training diet.  Initially, the test for coeliac disease is a simple blood test.  Once a diagnosis has been made an individualised plan can be devised to ensure athletes with gluten intolerances, are well fuelled, receiving all the key nutrient to perform at their peak and optimise immune function. 

The range of gluten free products are growing and there are some great options available out there (that actually taste ok).  There is also a range of gluten free sports foods and supplements available for athletes (carbohydrate gels, bars etc) which can also assist in meeting performance nutrition  goals on the bike.

Some of our athletes have heard about the ‘30min window’ relating to recovery after a hard training session or race?  What does this mean?  What should a cyclist try to eat after they finish a long ride or race?
A lot of preparation usually goes into what athletes do before and during a ride/race, but often what they eat and drink after the session is completely overlooked.  Recovery should be seen as the first step to preparation for the next ride/race and becomes particularly important when athletes have to back up on consecutive days.  

Generally, the immediate recovery goals after a ride are to fuel glycogen stores with carbohydrate foods and fluids.  Having some lean protein is also important  to help with muscle repair and regeneration after a long ride. These same recovery principles are also essential to maximise the benefits of a strength training program. 

The sooner these key nutrients are delivered the better, so it is always good to have some food, fluids or even supplements to consume immediately after each session. Talk to your Sports Dietitian to work out the best option for you.

Some of our more senior athletes have trouble replenishing the large quantity of calories they are burning each day.  For some, it is evident as they struggle to hold weight but more importantly, you can see that they are losing power. What should these athletes do to help consume enough calories?   Can you advise cyclists on how to maintain the right body weight for road cycling?
It’s hard to give general advice as every athletes nutrition requirements are different, depending on their age, sex, how much training they are doing and what their overall training goals are.  However in order to meet nutrition requirements when spending large amounts of time on the bike it becomes very important to be planned and organised with the foods and fluids they are consuming before/during and after training.  It is often the case that relying on three meals each day when undertaking a heavy training schedule will not adequately meet energy requirements    With the amount of energy required to meet heavy training schedule food required, it can be hard to rely on three meals a day.

Paying particular attention to recovery between heavy training sessions requires a high total carbohydrate and protein intake.  As mentioned earlier, it also requires some planning to ensure the strategic timing of meals, mid meal snacks or supplements to enhance muscle glycogen replenishment and muscle repair. 

During long training rides (>3hrs) is it important to have an electrolyte drink as well as water?  Why is this so?
Performing at your peak during training and racing requires paying attention to both carbohydrate and fluid intake.  Dehydration can impair your performance in a number of ways – it can affect how hard you feel like you are working, decision making and your concentration levels.  Choosing a carbohydrate-electrolyte drink is a great choice – providing both carbohydrate and fluid. 

How do our athletes contact you if they need dietary advice?  Should they email/ring to make an appointment?  And whereabouts is your office?
I can be contacted on my mobile 0410477787 or via email blalor@essendonfc.com.au to make an appointment.  I am consulting out of an office in Southbank.

Mental Edge Consulting
Suite G 07
175 Sturt Street Southbank
3006

For further information about Benita, please refer to the Health Professional, Dietitian page of this website.

Phillip Island – Results

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The Phillip Island Grand Prix was a great day of racing, held on Saturday 8 May. 

There was slightly less wind then usual and it was a little overcast and cool but without the forecast showers, which was heaven for all cyclists who raced on the circuit. A number of athletes showcased the new KCC kit and there were some really great comments about how nice it looks.  Not only does it fit well but it is so easy to find KCC riders in the peloton and pick them out when they fly by.

A snap shot of the racing from the morning events:

Open 110km event – B grade
CharterMason/Brown Cow team – 3rd
Orange kit (Munro Boydell, Clement Boydell, Michael Hale, Hayden Eynaud, Will Allen)

CharterMason – 6th
Blue kit (Leigh Parsons, Stuart Cameron, Trent Morey, James Cummings)

U17 Boys Kermesse
Sean McIver – 5th
Drew Morey – 7th

Elite Women Kermesse
Carley McKay – 9th
Helen Kelly – 10th

For detailed results please refer to the CSV website – results section.

In the CCCC club racing in the afternoon the following notable results from some of our athletes were:

Mark Cummings – 5th (B grade)

Camden Bush – 2nd (C grade),
Joel Koo – 4th (C grade)
Andrew Gent 9th (C grade)


Ben Andrews – 5th (D grade)

Well done guys.  Feel free to email any good photos you may have taken.

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