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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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
From not being able to swim I completed my first Ironman with just 9 months of training back in 2010, fast forward 5 years and I smashed over 4 hours off my time with the right knowledge and training. This e-book is my journey into Ironman from the complete beginner to the more experienced athlete … Continue reading How I went over 4 hours faster at Ironman
I regularly ride with an older friend called Ken who always goes on about how many inches he is riding on his single speed!! This basically is a figure to measure the gear ratio you are riding, the higher the number the harder the gear. Now I know that I currently ride a 48 x … Continue reading How many inches is yours?
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
With so much data available to you when you first get your Garmin bike computer how do you know what info to display while riding? Well below I have listed some of the key information that is a must for anybody to display on their device when riding with power. The first screen – This … Continue reading What data to display on your Garmin device?
Whilst it’s starting to get cold outside you are probably thinking more of sitting in by the fire than being on your bike but remember this is a great time to start your training for next year. Putting the miles in during the winter months will reap rewards come the start of the season and put … Continue reading It’s all about the #base
This is a big mistake of many cyclists included myself in years gone by, if you don’t have a clear idea of your goal then you will not know how to achieve it or even when you achieve it! Setting realistic and specific goals will help you plan your training sessions so every training ride … Continue reading Setting your training goals