For many of you out there you may never have heard of periodization let alone reverse periodization. So what is periodization? “Periodization is the systematic planning of athletic or physical training. The aim is to reach the best possible performance in the most important competition of the year. It involves progressive cycling of various aspects … Continue reading Does reverse periodization work?
I’m always being asked “how can I get faster on the bike?” and although training harder will increase your speed if done in a structured way there is another option which is a must for anybody wanting to go faster at Time Trials or Triathlons…. Time Trial bars come on TT bikes as standard but … Continue reading How much faster are TT bars?
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Bike Fit – Essential not Optional When I started out with my first road bike a little over two years ago I could barely manage 20 miles without feeling excruciating pain between my shoulders, my lower back and my ‘undercarriage’. I assumed that this was normal and that my body had to toughen up and … Continue reading Is a bike fit for me?…..
Well this was it, the last day so just one big push required for us to get to John o’Groats. The weather forecast was not kind to us again with rain and strong winds of 20mph+, which were going to be a headwind. We went for the same strategy as yesterday with a full English … Continue reading LEJOG Day 10
We decided to go for a different strategy this morning and have breakfast before we left as the kind lady from the B&B agreed to make it at 6am! We went for the full english and I ended up eating double black pudding! I put Darren’s saddle up nearly two inches and we started our … Continue reading LEJOG Day 9
Darren awake this morning with fear and dread with what was to come for todays ride as there was some climbing planned and due to the location we could not find a planned stop for 66miles! I had also rounded the distance down of our final destination which is exactly what he would do to … Continue reading LEJOG Day 8
I awoke at 5.30 this morning facing the wall and wondering where the hell I was until I turned over and then remembered! Today was an efficient transition due to the fact the bikes were in our room we could ride straight out of the hotel! I decided to go for arm warmers this morning, … Continue reading LEJOG Day 7
Well Darren’s drug taking habit is getting early each morning as I awoke around midnight to the rustle of bags as he looked for his tablets, it is like a heroine addict getting his next fix! The alarm went off at the usual 5.30 for the normal morning ritual of porridge, tea, shower and chamois … Continue reading LEJOG Day 6
Well Darren went to bed last night at 8pm to prepare himself for today although he said he woke up in the middle of the night with sweat pouring off him. He awoke thinking he had a chest infection although later in the day convinced himself it was just a bad case of hay fever! … Continue reading LEJOG Day 5