Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tardy, tardy!

Hey, y'all... It has been a while since I've posted anything on my own darn blog. I apologize to those of you reading it... The last month or so has been very cool with lots of exciting coaching and cycling things going on. Here's a laundry list of them; send me a message at jim@JimCunninghamCoaching.com if you want to comment or discuss any of them:

1) Client and dad, Jim Cunningham SR. finally invests in an SRM power meter. He loves it! About time!

2) Team CTM (that stands for Carolina Triathlon-Metro Reprographics and you see why it's just 'CTM' now!) raced this past weekend and chalked up a 5th--Jim Taylor in the Pro-1-2 Donaldson Spring Series #1 race, and 2nd & 3rd--Sean Weddell & Rodney Dender in the Master's 35+ BMW Performance Center Series #2 race.

3) Kelly Patton (my wife), Chris Miller (client and work-horse extraordinaire), Jim SR. and I did the 'Myrtle Beach Marathon 100K' timed ride. Kelly finished 5th of all the women, Jim SR. & Chris were in the top 20 and in the sprint... Somehow I snuck off the front 20 minutes into the thing and stayed away for the next 2:26 stealing the fastest time on the day (295 watts Normalized Power--ouch!!!)

4) Jim Cunningham Coaching has added an additional coach in Sean Weddell! You can reach Sean at swimuk@yahoo.com. Sean is an accomplished swim coach at the collegiate level, Cat. 1 road racer with lots of power and tactical sense. After coaching a few cyclists for the past 1.5 years, Sean has secured his USACycling Club Level license and looks to make coaching his full-time gig once again as a cycling coach.

5) My team's website http://www.teamctm.com/ is really starting to rock! Check out the pod casts; they are well presented (kudos to Josh!) and you will learn much about cycling! Believe me, I did!

I'm sure I could list four or five more things but must stop here...

Happy training & racing!

Coach Jim

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Busy, busy!

Man has life been busy the last few weeks! I realize as do some of you readers I have not written anything about the Upstate Winter Bike League since Week 5 or thereabout. My bad. The skinny--the last two were quite nice with good weather and fast attack zones. I managed to get third in the final attack zone this past Saturday, 2/2/08, after about 100 miles of riding (and also after one earlier attack zone where my team mates and I helped Jim Taylor place 1st!). Here's some numbers on those from the ever-reliable SRM Power Meter:

Sprint Zone #1 w short hills. Off front much:
Duration: 10:55
Work: 222 kJ
TSS: 23.3 (intensity factor 1.131)
Norm Power: 373
Distance: 4.458 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 1117 339 watts
Cadence: 31 124 96 rpm
Speed: 10.8 35.4 24.5 mph
Pace 1:42 5:33 2:27 min/mi
Crank Torque: 0 986 296 lb-in

Sprint zone #2; bridge to Andy, etc. hard to finish:
Duration: 16:23
Work: 290 kJ
TSS: 29.9 (intensity factor 1.046)
Norm Power: 345
Distance: 7.179 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 927 295 watts
Cadence: 30 133 98 rpm
Speed: 17.3 40.4 26.3 mph

Coach Jim