Jeremy Hopwood

Jeremy Hopwood

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Racing by Heart Rate - A New Zone System

After a great amount of scientific research I have devised a new system for analyzing race data when racing by Heart Rate. Instead of using lots of confusing numbers the system relies on a mix of second guessing the amount of preparation you did before the race and your stubbornness factor over the last km.

The best thing about the product is it works using MS Paint Training Software which is available for all windows users. Unfortunately MAC support is not available at this time however If there was ever the reason to make the switch back to Microsoft I am sure this is going to be the thing that brings down Apple.

This project is still in Beta and I am willing to consider offers in terms of an equity partnership as this unique system looks to revolutionize the training and computing world.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The One Percenters

Interesting discussion at the office today. A few people at work are in the triathlon and running world so we get some interesting water cooler talks going on occasion.

Topic came to Ironman about target times and how they piece together. Being a numbers guy at times I came to this following conclusion as I was at the Avalon Dairy Store (My new great find in Vancouver for organic dairy produce).

If you take 10 hours as a IM time for ease of math, that equates to 600 minutes. So a 1% improvement saves you six minutes over the space of the whole day. If over your whole training build you focus on improvements from this perspective then I think targeting a improvement can become a lot more realistic.

The faster you get, the less each % point gives you in terms of improvement and the harder these performance points are to achieve, but that is the fun part of it.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

People Read this Blog

Found out from a reliable source is that people read this blog on occasion. Therefore I may need to put a post or so on here.

Been a crazy last 14 months which has included a

  • Trip to Oz
  • Watching Tour Down Under
  • Racing Geelong 70.3
  • Being in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics
  • Lots of Good Times training
  • Qualifying for Kona @ IMCDA on my 30th Birthday
  • More good times training
  • Changing jobs within my company
  • Having a blast racing Kona
  • Eating donuts and drinking beers post Kona!!
  • Getting a bit more involved in run coaching
  • A fun Christmas with Les' family and cousins
  • Running a half marathon a little under prepared
  • Having our first child two weeks ago
  • Being part of a team that delivered a significant project
So lots to talk about but also many things to look forward to. Training is about to get back into the mix so hoping for a late season peak before a focussed 2012.

The next post is in the mail!