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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

3PCX Training.


Looks like there's a few VCM folk entered for the Three Peaks this year, should be a good day out. If anyone is interested there are some good training options this weekend (7th/ 8th Sep). First up there is a fell race at the Devils Beeftub near Moffat; nothing too crazy, more of a short sharp effort but should be a good test for the calf muscles ahead of Simon Fell, please see here;

Secondly I hope to do a big loop on the cross bike around the Peebles area on Sunday (4-5 hrs pressing on), my last chance of getting a big ride in ahead of the race. The route is still forming in my head but will probably end up taking in a bit of Peebles woodland then down towards Selkirk and back up to Innerliethen via the Three Brethren, hopefully including some extended portage sections! Far from finalised though so if anyone fancies it and has a route suggestion let me know. After this weekend I will be fighting out of Glasgow's West End for a few weeks so if anyone fancies some hill intervals in the Kilpatricks or stair running sessions let me know. There you go- what an offer! Should be good training to beat the legs into shape for the race though. The shorter sessions will also be good tune up for the SCX races so anyone welcome, you don't need to be doing the 3PCX to enjoy some lactic burn. Leave a comment after the post if you fancy it or a text to 07793966529 should get me if I haven't checked back here before the weekend.

PS. Any suggestions for the longest continuous staircase in Glasgow? Multi-story car parks are good but it can upset people so ideally a nice big wide outdoor set would be ideal.



Anonymous said...

Hi Steve,
There is a good concrete staircase in the middle of Queens Park on the Southside. Head down Victoria Road, straight on into the park gates and it is directly in front of you.
Hope this helps,
PS there is some West SCX action happening Thursday nights at Bellahouston park also.

stevo said...

Thanks Colin,

I'll try and get down to Queens Park for a look. What's going on in Bellahouston Park?


SimonF said...

There is a Facebook group about the training sessions at Bellahouston Park here:

I think that they are technical skills sessions rather than full-on training.