QEOP10K 4th May 2017

Another race and another early start.  This was my 4th ever running race.  The March edition of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k Series. On Saturday 4th March I took part in the 4th race of my running career.  The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k (QEOP10K).  I picked this race as it was a flat … Continue reading QEOP10K 4th May 2017

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: Week 12th – 18th December

A more balanced week this week, 3 runs, 3 rides, a swim and some strength work, feeling really pleased with my efforts. Swimming This week’s swim session was a nice progression on last week, dropping 100m intervals by 15 seconds.  Felt really strong throughout and didn’t need a rest after 1000m. Bike A bit less … Continue reading Training Report: Week 12th – 18th December

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