Saturday, 11 October 2014

turbovember 3

Its that time of the year again.

Racing is just about done, and it is the time to think about maintaining that valuable fitness that has been banked through the past year.

Turbovember3 is gonna take care of November 2014.

And after the amazing success of last years' turbovember efforts, its clear there is value in going again this year.

We have kept it the same as last year, so do not forget the 'penalty' for riding outside!

After all, for this special month, we all live by the 11th commandment of #lovethyturbo

Let's try and smash the amazing total of hours logged last year.

Remember, you will thank yourself at the Christmas party in December.

Them 'Rules'

The goal is to hit that turbo for the 30 days straight during the month of November 2014.

This will bring huge rewards on the path to improved cycle speed/endurance/fitness.

  • A minimum of 30 mins must be ridden on a turbo-trainer, on every day in November.
  • Any outdoor November rides can count - BUT, they count as half. - so, for example a 60 min outdoor ride, is equal to 30 mins on a turbo
  • Within the 30 days, the following must be ticked off (as a minimum), but hell, go as long as you want!!!  - 
  1. At least x3 turbo-run brick sessions (minimum 45 min turbo, then minimum 20 min run)
  2. At least x3 90 min turbo sessions.
  3. At least x1 120 min sesh.
Other points of note.
  • As this is a turbo based challenge, the aim is to do just that, but if there is a very good weather window, then a maximum of 3 sessions out of the 30 can be done outside, but the 'it counts as half' rule must apply - see above.
  • However, if you are racing during November (duathlon, sportive etc..), this can be 'logged' as one of the 3 permitted outdoor rides.
  • Gym/spin bikes are permitted, but only if you are 'timecrunched'.........though having said that, a gym brick set is a good pose, and usually puts other spinners to shame.

As always, all things spreadsheet are devised by excel guru 'Arris the beancounter', his twitter is here > KennyB0y ,my twitter is here> @davmort - if you need to ask us any turbo related questions.

Click this link here > TV3 data entry spreadsheet (and add to your favourites), to view the active spreadsheet, where you can log your hours turbo'd, and check the current league tables.
Also, see details on this sheet of details of amazing prizes you can win, again, very kindly donated again, by the wonderful guys at Elivar Sports Nutrition

There are 2 tabs on this active spreadsheet, 

1. 'data entry' (this is where you log the minutes you turbo). Simply type in your name/nickname/twitter name into the beige coloured row 8, then enter hours turbo'd (in minutes), starting on the '1st', which starts at row 11, '2nd' in row 12 etc etc..

2. 'league table' (this is as it says - it will automatically configure the league table) do NOT enter any data here, it will take care of itself.

A point of note - it is substantially easier/less frustrating to input your minutes turbo'd on a PC or laptop.
You can, for example enter data via a smart phone (e.g.iPhone), but it is quite slow. If you are patient, it is possible to do it. 

Good Luck!!

Lets see how many hours we can turbo, and smash last year.


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