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Winter is coming and that means CYKL Winter Base Training is back!

What is Winterbase Training?
Winterbase Training is a 12 week program designed to build on the foundation of fitness, your aerobic base. We train long steady efforts in your aerobic energy zones, building aerobic endurance and muscular endurance.

Is this program for Athletes or can anyone join?

This program is for EVERYONE, whether you are new to indoor cycling or an avid cyclist, runner or triathlete, it’s all about building endurance and increasing your fitness no matter what your current fitness level is.

Why do I want to work on building my aerobic base?

Your aerobic base is like the foundation of a house, you want it to be strong and stable so that everything you build on to it has a good strong base. So if you want to be stronger in intervals or sprinting, if you want to climb faster without fatigue or if you want to increase your anaerobic tolerance it’s very helpful to have a strong aerobic base.
Working in your baseline aerobic energy zone teaches your body to utilize fat as a fuel source, and trains your body to offset fatigue.
We often get hooked on the adrenaline rush of high intensity, shorter duration classes and feel like we are not working “hard enough” in endurance class, but it’s important to balance your training so you don’t over train and injure yourself.

How do you determine what my aerobic base is?

The very first day of WBT we do a Lactic Threshold Field test. All you need to do is come with a heart rate monitor, your water and ready to work. The test consists of 2-10:00 hard efforts (think a 6-7/10), where we take your average heart rate at the end of each test. There are certain physiological markers that happen in your body when you are at Lactic Threshold that we watch for, for example deep breathing from the lungs(Darth Vader breathing). We then average those 2 tests and create your training zones from there. This is much more specific than using Maximum Heart Rate Zones that are pre-programmed into most HR devices.

How long are WBT classes?

This program runs for 12 Weeks starting the first weekend in January.
Classes start at 60-75:00 in length and we work our way up to 2 hrs in the saddle.

What else can I expect?

You can expect to learn about proper cycling posture, pedal stroke and speed and efficiency drills.
We also have guest speakers come and speak with you on nutrition, posture, injury prevention, strength training and stretching.
But most of all you can expect to have fun, WBT is a great way to stay healthy and strong during the cold days of winter and when spring comes you will be ready!!

So come join us!! Sessions run Saturday 7-9 with Jen and Krista or Sundays 12:30-2:30 with Kim
Purchase online on the memberships page under MORECYKL.
Purchase before Dec24 to get last years prices!

If you have any questions email kim@cykl.ca

I hope to see you in the saddle!

Last weekend was the provincial Time Trial and Road Race championships! We saw our very own Paolina Allan take silver in the Elite Time Trial *40km course! And Cheryl and Katya took Silver and Bronze in the Women’s Master’s category!

We are VERY PROUD of the all the hard work and podiums this amazing women’s team has accomplished this race season. AND it’s not over. You’ll see these fast ladies at the Centurion up at Blue Mountain and possibly the Tour de Hans in Waterloo in September!

Always a huge Thanks to our support and sponsors – CYKL, Junek Velodromes, Wheels of Bloor and Velofix

CYKL Team

The ladies have been hitting the road hard over the past few weeks! The most recent race was outside of Rochester New York at Bristol Mountain. We have 3 ladies – Katya, Cheryl and Paolina representing the team! It was 5 gruelling laps up Bristol Mountain (I was told about 20 mins of climbing with 10 mins of down hill and flat!!). With a Pro women off the front and a break of 2, the battle was on for fourth place. Paolina and Cheryl attacked repeated on the last lap, and with luck (bad luck for the PK Express rider) the group passed one of the two in the break she was standing on the side of the road with a flat. taking advantage of a possible podium finish Paolina cranked it out up the last climb finishing 3rd (with Jen screaming, cursing and waving her arms like crazy person at the top of the climb)! Cheryl finished 5th and Katya 6th! What a day!!

Thanks to CYKL, Junek Velodromes, VelofixTO, and Wheels of Bloor for sponsoring these bad ass women! Next stop Catskills at the end of July.

CYKL Team

Last weekend CYKL Junek Velodrome ladies (Jen and Katya) were at the races! Jen was in NYC for the New York Gran Fondo, and Katya was in Niagara for the Niagara Classic. Both races were incredibly tough, seeing some very strong competition showing up to the startline from around the world.

There were teams from Colombia, Argentina, and the Netherlands at the Gran Fondo. As well as the Canadian national champion Leah Kirchman along with some incredible talent from Australia showed up in Niagara. Both ladies had incredible ride, with Katya finishing 6th (coming to the line using her arms because her legs were dead and profanity). Jen finished 14th and 11th in her age category (18-39), coming to the line after 161km wasted and ready for a beer.

Thanks again to our amazing sponsors – Velofix, Junek Velodromes, CYKL, Wheels of Bloor for helping us get to these races. We feel very lucky to have the opportunity to race these events!

CYKL Team

 

20 May 2015

CYKL Junek Velodrome Women

Author: admin | Filed under: News, race, Riders, Rides, Training

Good Friday is the first race of the Ontario Cycling season and CYKL Junek Velodrome women were out having some fun! The race was in Ancaster and was 79km, and Laura placed 3rd!

Mini Race Report!

Laura and I made a deal to ride hard and most importantly have a good time out there. The first race of the season is always a bit hairy, so staying safe was a priority also. Two Rise Racing cycling team mates ended up getting away from the pack, so I decided to work hard by trying to attack a few times (the attacks failed, but hey I tried!) and then I went to the front and worked with a few other ladies to keep the pace somewhat fast and steady for 3 laps. On the second last lap it was decided that Laura, who has excellent TT power, should try a solo attack to the finish line for 3rd place.

Surprisingly it worked! Laura attacked on the final lap and TT’ed 12km to take 3rd place. With Laura up the road my work was done. I sat up and soft pedalled to the finish line!

The next race for the team will be Calabogie on April 19th. Congratulations to Laura for getting on the podium and thank you to our sponsors CYKL, Junek Velodromes, Velofix and Wheels of Bloor! Without you there would be no team!

CYKL Team