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October 31, 2019

Training hours are often the easiest part of being an athlete, at any level. Whether you are a full-time rider or a weekend warrior, training is normally your thing, you're raison d'etre. The other hours of the day and peripheral factors are often what we don&#...

October 21, 2019


It was something that crossed my mind as Kenny and I recently were having one of our many training related discussions, how relevant is the specific nature of a training session/programme to the adaptation that we seek to improve performance, and is there a true corre...

Those brutal 10kms later, and I stood at the finish line more than three hours ahead of the cut-off time I set as an “amazing” target seven months ago. I was so happy with in cycling

May 24, 2019

Consider the pottering cyclist - the man with no plan. Easy in the valleys, steady on the drags, no holding back on the climbs. We have all ridden with someone like this, and silently admire their free spirit. They ride, then they rest. To some degree, they also become...

May 2, 2019

The next big-sell training idea might hook you but a better understanding of intensities of training could be all you need to put you on the right track

March 19, 2019

It's common knowledge that bike racing is a game of chess on wheels and to make the right split-second strategic decisions takes a lot of mental awareness and clarity of thought. But this cerebral element to cycling is not confined to competition – the same applies in...

March 7, 2019

I first noticed the benefits of this after my first century ride in 2019 which seemed to fly by without any problems: the dreaded bonk that I’d grown so familiar with on long rides didn’t once rear its ugly head, nor did I have to spend the rest of the day horizontal,...

January 22, 2019

Fasted training and the propensity to sell protein at every available source has now hit peak levels. The subject of fat-loss and body composition is one that naturally finds its way into magazines as January comes around. You'd almost think Mr Kipling and Men's Fitnes...

December 11, 2018

     ”My blue line”, they say, ”I hate to see my blue line fall like this”. 
     “My CTL is not changing, I am not getting fitter”
     “My TSB is too low, I’m tired”

 As many of us become more and more intrigued regarding our knowledge of training and performance, we...

November 23, 2018

A crisp morning air,  we cast our breath, exhaust gases from the pump house of our aerobic system. On a warmer day, we wouldn't see the outcome of all the noise and work going into each and every pedal stroke. The grind, the humming, the clanking of metal. 

We...

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