Push Hard Multisport News for 03-25-2018

triathlon scotland – Debbie Moore Tris

I am ashamed to admit I haven’t done any real sessions outside on the bike. My favourite session of the whole camp was a near 40 mile cycle that consisted of 90s max/60s max/30s max, with 60s recovery, then a 10 minute individual TT effort. We worked quite a lot in empty car parks, working on cornering and other essential skills, and I am a complete novice! I was by far the worst, but I took so much away from this and I will work my butt off until I master dem skillzzz. With all the above sessions, we had Nikki there to take our lactates! Even in my previous life as a swimmer, I had never had this much testing, so having the results collated will be very interesting! At the time when I was getting glimpses of my lactate, it was on the low side which I was surprised with. After my 2nd 10 minute TT on that bike session, I was told I wasn’t working hard enough! We also had to pee in a pot every morning for her to check our hydration levels; the glamourous side to sport! The boys did a run session in the am so were exempt from the 1st race and run part of the races. On the 2nd race, I got pulled under – despite my incredibly buoyant Aqua Sphere wetsuit! -, and hit my foot badly off a rock. I put some ice on it and elevated it, and there were a couple of hours to kill before the final race, so I thought I would be able to cycle with a bruised foot, so I took some painkiller, worked on more car park skills, then was ready for the 3rd race. The front pack were faaaar to quick, but Cameron was a little behind, so I worked with him in the 12km effort – which was super tough in the wind! – and managed to average about 35kph, then it was a solo 2.5km run for me to finish. Bex was next to me on her bike pushing me out of my comfort zone which meant I had nowhere to hide so really worked hard! It was the first time I had worked on a strategy in a race situation where you can draft, so I will definitely be taking a lot away from that.

Keywords: [“session”,”work”,”race”]
Source: https://debbiemooretris.wordpress.com/tag/triathlon-scotland

Q&A: Daniel MacPherson

It may be hard to believe that recently-turned 34-year-old Australian actor, television host and star of stage and screen, Daniel MacPherson, has been involved in the competitive triathlon scene for more than 20 years. MacPherson, who is currently hosting Australia’s Dancing with the Stars, says fitness is a way of life and was recently named as the face and voice of the Australian Fitness First Corporate Triathlon Series, which runs five mini-sprints across the nation’s five capital cities starting with Melbourne back in March and culminating on the Gold Coast on May 3. After wrapping up production in Sydney for his new sci-fi thriller Infini, MacPherson has returned to his US-based home in Los Angeles and sat down with TriRadar on Thursday to discuss his love of triathlon, his role as an ambassador for the sport, comparisons between triathlon and acting, and what’s next for one of Australia’s favourite sons. I discovered triathlon in 1991 when my rugby coach, a guy by the name of John Holt, started the Kurnell Triathlon Series, which still exists today. What triathlon has taught me has sort of spanned across my career as well as my personal life. You have to stay consistent and work hard, so I guess the discipline and work ethic that triathlon teaches you if you want to be successful is something that I very much use in my career as an actor. At one point this year you were filming six-days a week in Sydney for the movie, then flying to Melbourne on your one day off to film Dancing with the Stars, all while continuing your triathlon training. It’s part of who I am and I often use triathlon training to centre myself. A lot of people from other sports are coming up to me and looking for some advice on how to get started in triathlon, like former Australian Rugby League player Ben Ross. Eric was the Australian national triathlon coach back in the 1990s, and he and I have about 13 weeks of training to get me to the start line.

Keywords: [“triathlon”,”First”,”fitness”]
Source: http://www.triradar.com/news/qa-daniel-macpherson

Guy Jones Triathlon

As the two collide, the net angle of incidence and the net force of the wind on the cyclist will be a combination of the speed and direction of both the wind and the cyclist. A yaw angle of 0⁰ is where the net wind force meets the cyclist directly head-on, with higher yaw angles indicating a net wind force coming in at an angle. In completely still conditions, a rider traveling at 30km/h will experience an apparent wind force of 30km/h at a yaw angle of 0⁰. An important observation to make is that a change in the wind or rider speed will influence the net yaw angle, as well as the apparent wind force. Given a constant rider speed/direction and wind direction, the faster the wind speed, the larger the yaw angle. Watch any windy triathlon and you will see scores of riders sitting up on the hoods or bullhorns, tensing up and gritting their teeth as they try to ‘smash through’ the wind. Yes you’ll temporarily go marginally slower into the wind than if you try to smash through it, but you’ll avoid wrecking your legs so you’ll have more juice in the tank to power past everyone when you turn around and pick up the tail wind. Now let’s assume we have a wind yaw angle of 15⁰ on the left of the bike, meaning we’re experiencing winds that want to push us towards the middle of the lane. With the wind coming in on the right side of the bike, position your bike towards the centre of the lane and buffer to the left when the wind blows. As the wind interacts with the leading and trailing edges of the front wheel at a large yaw angle, the trailing edge will produce more drag due mainly to the different profile it presents to the wind at the angle of incidence. To explain simply, this is because a greater interaction between the rim and the wind, combined with the tuned profile of the rim, allows the wheel to harness energy from the wind – in other words, the wind is pushing the bike forwards, like a sail propels a boat.

Keywords: [“wind”,”wheel”,”angle”]
Source: https://guyjonestriathlon.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized

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