Savage ready to smash the amended Cycle Tour!
|The Savage Pain Train|
from Savage (Before Brendon cuts me) – Well now he will get his first sub three!
Studies, planning a wedding (Although fiancé may disagree)
Watermeyer (Admin on Watsapp group)
and a newborn baby.
I was in a Plett, and I had my bike. So I rode once, for about an hour,
then I stopped, and had some beer.
had to choose between Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston, it would be a very
difficult decision to make, but at the end of the day, I would choose Lance
Armstrong, always. #Hammer
time for Cycle Tour: 02:59
number of rides a week: 2
distractions from cycling in the past 3 months: Job, Girlfriend, sailing
training: Bishopscourt Hill repeats
other comments: Hoping to keep with 1E till the end or till we catch 1D
make my goal.
and 3 sessions on an indoor trainer. The makeup varies greatly but it is always
7 days a week.
in the past 3 months: It is always difficult
balancing family/work and cycling, so that is always something to consider, but
if you are determined enough to reach your goals you will make the time to
train. 4:30am wake ups and indoor training sessions at 10:00pm are not uncommon
for me. Strangely enough my biggest distraction from training has been the
amount of racing I have been doing lately. I have raced every weekend for the
last 8 weeks. Racing every weekend really limits the amount of time you can do
effective training during the week as your body is trying to recover, so that
is something I have been having to deal with lately.
normal mountain bike racing in that XC is short sharp laps with extreme climbs
and technical descents. Nothing matches XC racing in terms of Maximum
intensity racing for an hour and a half!
Any other comments: The Cycle Tour has not been a major goal the last few
years. I have always had a big race close to the Cycle Tour that has taken
preference in terms of preparation and motivation. This year I would like to
have a proper go at it again. I am hoping with the help of Team Pure Savage we
can be right up there at the sharp end. I think that if I can go over
Suikerbossie with a few team mates at my side in the main bunch we can have a
go at sprinting for the sub vet podium at the finish.
“Hammer” Marszalek (Pure Savage original)
Rides per week
in the past 3 months:Work
(busy year ends) and skiing holiday in Feb.
of road running and Summer trail series.
for argus number 10 and will do second lap – on a tandem with girlfriend.
Eeeeeverybody say whooopa!
with bunch. Hopefully that’s a sub3
in the past 3 months: flu, work, wine
when no is watching
steri stumpie is the best thing ever
Griesel (Savage triathlete)
(whatever A bunch does, hope to just hang on in there.)
secret training rides.) – Incl, who knows.
past 3 months: Working from 8 – 5, when should I be doing my big sessions?
Donovan for the win.
Strava, it doesn’t count
time for Cycle Tour: 5 laps minimum
number of rides a week: 3 runs per week.. Incl. Bernard Griesels secret
distractions from cycling in the past 3 months: Loadshedding
training: Ask Bernard, he is the coach.
other comments: Something from the captain Brendon: Shut up Legs!
time for Cycle Tour: Sub 3
number of rides a week: 3 rides with a sneaky
altitude centre training class in the mix
distractions from cycling in the past 3 months: “Work Work Work”
training: Hill repeats
Thursdays as advised by Bernard Griesel
other comments:Keen to make okes
time for Cycle Tour: Whatever a sub 3 is now days
number of rides a week: 2 short rides a week and a longer hammer session on the weekend.
distractions from cycling in the past 3 months:Renovations, busy season at work and a young savage on the way, which is due just after the Cycle Tour
training: Mixingg cement, shoveling and walking to KFC
other comments:Really looking forward to some hammering at the Argus this year! Thanks to the team for all the hours of training and hours of suffering in the Savage pain train, something I look forward to each week!