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
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!
Strava has revolutionised cycling since it’s launch in 2013, but is this always for the advantage of participants as it seems you can barely go a few miles on a club ride without somebody going off the front to gain a ‘segment’. Everybody seems to know what everyone else is doing, where they have … Continue reading Is Strava stopping you acheive your cycling goals?
It is important to regularly test your fitness to monitor your improvements and also provide information about your strength & weaknesses so your training plan can be adapted. The follow tests are great to do at the start of any training plan and serve as a baseline for your training zones/pace. Swim The measurement used … Continue reading Test your fitness for Swim, Bike and Run
Every rider wants to be better at climbing on the bike and the way to do this is by hill repeats in training which will teach you to ride them more efficiently and faster! Stay seated This will help you save energy so find a rhythm and tap it out. Move hands to top … Continue reading 5 tips to help you climb faster on the bike
They don’t call time trialling, “The Race of Truth” for nothing; it is the most simple form of bike racing as it’s just you against the clock. They are great training sessions and often overlooked by many cyclists but they will help you improve as a cyclist. There are many tips to help you save … Continue reading 5 simple tips to ride your fastest Time Trial
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?
RideHarder Blank Power Zone Template
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