This is the first in the series of monthly articles where I will pick an athlete of the month that I coach. It will not necessarily be the top performing athlete but one that I feel has dedicated themselves and achieved great things in there own personal quest to improve as an athlete. Who I … Continue reading Athlete of the month (January) – Jane Hannah
Ok, so you’ve decided to do an FTP test at home, here are some tips to try and help you maximise the results to provide usable and accurate data to train with ! Unsure what an FTP test is ? or why an accurate figure is important ? Read this Blog The FTP test is … Continue reading How to maximise your FTP test?
Let’s Talk About Your FTP ! No matter if you’ve new to cycling or been cycling for years I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about FTP but what does it mean? Functional Threshold Power is effectively the maximum power you can sustain for an hour. Knowing your FTP is seen as a key factor for … Continue reading Let’s talk about your FTP
For most of us, it’s winter, and that means shorter days and generally less desirable weather. With less daylight hours, it can feel even tougher to juggle everything and if you are like most people then you will probably struggle to get all your weekly training completed. It’s tough enough trying to get it done … Continue reading How to make the most of your commute….
Being aero is one of the biggest factors to going fast when on the bike as long as power is not compromised. This is hard to monitor with many other external factors but riding on the track eliminates them and allows you to compare different positions. I got invited to Derby Velodrome with Joe to … Continue reading Aero testing with Joe Skipper
Well at this time of the year most of the races are now over and the thought now moves to next year, however this phase is an important part of the year calendar so it needs to be structured like you would with any training block. Try not to fall into the trap of thinking … Continue reading What to do in the cycling off season…..
I’m not sure a 12hour cycle event can be called a TimeTrial but it exists in the TT calendar so must be correct?! My alarm went off at 4.15am and quickly I heard the rain lashing down on my window and just remembered laying there and thinking ‘great’. Anyway after a big bowl of porridge … Continue reading My first 12hour TimeTrial
To become a successful cyclist it is important to have a good level of base fitness which is basically your body ability to process oxygen and produce energy. Aerobic decoupling is simply a numerical measurement of aerobic efficiency and fitness. The longer you can ride without experiencing a significant decoupling the more fit you are. … Continue reading What is aerobic decoupling?
Well after what seemed a really long winter of doing base training it is great to finally start racing and reap the rewards of all that hard work. I have been pleased with my training over the winter following a structured training plan with my Team Rideharder group and have also been working on my … Continue reading 2 PBs in a week!
Well after spending a couple of sessions doing triathlon I have decided to switch to timetrialling so work on my position became more important! I attended the Retul triathlon/TT fit course at Physiohaus and conveniently was used as a case study which was great for me. I was not happy with my position as looked … Continue reading How I got more aero with increasing pads by 10mm!