Training Report: Week of 2nd January to 8th January 2017

Recovery week this week means reduction in volume with endurance and technique workouts only. Swimming Less inspiring swim this week, forced to use the Peterborough Regional Pool.  1400m at an attempted 2:15 100m intervals. Could manage 400m at a time before requiring a break. Definitely a long way to go with my swim before May. … Continue reading Training Report: Week of 2nd January to 8th January 2017

Training Report: Week of 26th December to 1st January 2017

This week has again all been about balance with a short notice visit from my Australian family, wedding anniversary plans and New Year’s it’s been a week of managing my energy levels. Very pleased to have only not completed one planned session having spent 3 days in London. Swimming This week’s swimming was amazing. My … Continue reading Training Report: Week of 26th December to 1st January 2017

Training Report: Week of 19th – 25th December 2016

Christmas week and the great balancing act of family and training.  Finishing work for the holidays, two  family lunches and Christmas day to fit in planning training was interesting this week.  Managed to do all bar one session this week, so I am very pleased with that.  Overall was feeling stronger again this week and … Continue reading Training Report: Week of 19th – 25th December 2016

Training Report 5th-11th December 2016

Summary This week has been a good week getting back into training after a week off from illness. Had lots of time on the bike, with an epic point-to-point ride, a nice ease back into running and an awesome first swim in ages. Swimming One session this week, 1600m doing 100m repeats on 3 minutes. … Continue reading Training Report 5th-11th December 2016

Garmin Edge 1000: An In-Depth Review

I’ve been using my Garmin Edge 1000 since August 2015 for Training, Racing, Commuting and collecting data for every ride I’ve done since then.  In the 15 months I’ve had the device I can say that I am fully versed in the nuances of this Garmin and hope this review will offer you a good … Continue reading Garmin Edge 1000: An In-Depth Review

Base Training Part 2; What to do

In Part 1 I discussed the principles behind Base training, and how it aims to improve your cycling. In Part 2 I shall discuss how to structure your Base training. Overview Now that we understand the idea of Base training we can now plan set about planning in those sessions. As Base training provides that … Continue reading Base Training Part 2; What to do

Base Training Part 1: What, Why, and How does it make me Faster?

So it’s November, the nights are getting longer and the weather is getting colder, to the racing cyclists this means only one thing, time to start that Base training block. To many Base training is the period over the winter involving long slow miles with friends, warming coffee stops and less breathing through ones arse … Continue reading Base Training Part 1: What, Why, and How does it make me Faster?