Well its that time of year, now that all the events are coming to an end, its time to look back on the season and reflect on what goals have been achieved but more importantly what have not so this can be analysed and a plan put in place for next season so they are … Continue reading Review of 2016 season, next up 2017!
Well it’s been a while since I have updated my blog so now that I am 6 months in I thought I had better do a quick update. The beauty of having a training plan for the year is that it can be amended as you go through the season to fit in with races/time … Continue reading TT season is here, 6 months in……
I went into this event pretty confident with my training going well through the winter. This was my first race of the year and a good opportunity to test out some pacing strategies . The conditions were pretty good, it was dry and sunny, although a little windy which was going to be a cross … Continue reading First TT of the year
Well I’m 20 weeks into my training plan and for the last 4 weeks I have been working on the ‘build’ phase of my training plan which has produced some real gains! I was over the moon with my latest FTP test increasing it by 9% up to 313watts which is a massive gain and … Continue reading Spring has sprung
Well it seems a long winter but my base training and sweetspot base are all done and I am happy with my progress. My FTP is back up to 285watts but with a lower average heart rate, I’m happy with my training so far and feel I’ve achieved a great platform to build from. I … Continue reading Move over base training, bring on the efforts! 4 months into my plan
Well after the usual excessive festive period there was lots of hard work to do ready for the 2016 season. My weight had peaked at 91.6kg and I had drank far too much!! I decided to do the dry-January challenge just to readdress the balance and loose some of the excess fat. At the time … Continue reading What goes up must come down….3 months in
This is my second block of base training which see’s me introduce some sweetspot training along with a large volume of base miles! My first 2 weeks of this block continued with more base miles riding my single speed for all my rides outside which you will know I’m a great believer of and is … Continue reading Festive FTP test, 2 months into my training
I’ve always wanted to be tested in a lab for VO2 and my lactate threshold to see how it compares to the figures that I currently use so when the opportunity came up of being tested by the students at Easton college I jumped at the chance! The test used was on an ergo trainer … Continue reading My VO2 test at Easton College
For me there is only one winter bike to buy and for a change its one of the cheapest! The single speed is perfect for those wet, cold winter rides during the base phase. With no gears the maintenance required is kept to a minimum so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty. … Continue reading The best winter bike to buy
Well its been a productive first month of training with lots of base miles targeting zone2 heart rate. Although for some people they find it quite boring I actually enjoy it as it’s a good chance to catch up on my many podcasts that I am currently listening to! My road rides are now on … Continue reading One month into my training plan…..