So a few weeks have passed, the saddle sores are almost healed, the fingers and toes only tingle a bit, and normal life has, apparently, resumed. So with a bit of time to sit back (not on a saddle) and think, here's my reflections on my first ever ultra/ adventure / whatever you want to … Continue reading Trans Pyrenees Race – how it went
The question that I keep mulling over is 'would I do it again?'. It took a day or so to be able to even think about doing it again. And I think there’s two possible answers (both of which are yes!). Either do it slower, and take more time to appreciate it. I did lots … Continue reading Transpyrenees Race Learnings – How it went and what I could improve on
As my first ultra distance race, how did I find it, and would I recommend it to someone in similar situation? (Note - the course changes every year, so some factors might change in following years.) Amazing roads Firstly, unequivocally it was an amazing, staggeringly beautiful course and the parcours (obligatory bits of the course) … Continue reading Transpyrenees 01- Race Review
I kept an Instagram diary through the race which gives an unedited flavour of how the race felt. Definitely not conducive to getting an early night, but the support I got from friends and connection to the outside world really spurred me on. And it helped me process and remember all the amazing experiences and … Continue reading Transpyrenees – My story of the race via Instagram
In just over a weeks I’ll be setting off on the biggest challenge I’ve ever undertaken, by far. I’m doing the Trans Pyrenees Race, a self-supported ultradistance cycle race from Lost Dot, the team behind the Transcontinental Race (TCR). The Trans Pyrenees is based on the vision of the late Mike Hall, founder of the … Continue reading Trans Pyrenees Race – what I’m up to and how to follow
Whilst I'm not the biggest fan of Ironman races, preferring something a bit more personal and low key, despite the 'less than ideal weather' on the day, I loooooved this race. It's in a stunning setting - the swim kicks off in a beautiful Austrian lake with crystal clear water, and then takes you down … Continue reading Ironman Austria – race review
I haven't always been into exercise, I used to go to work in 'the real world' and go to the gym sporadically. Until I did my first 10k race I'd never run more than 20 minutes. So I know what it's like to think you ought to do more exercise, but for whatever reason (feeling too … Continue reading More about me and Feeling Fit
Your FTP is the maximum power you can sustain on the bike for an hour.
By training at or around your FTP you’ll be able to raise that threshold so that you’ll be able to go harder for longer.
Weather too grim to get out there riding on the roads? No problem! Here’s an indoor cycle work out and tracklist to keep you building fitness and burning off the mince pies this holiday season.
If you’re like the majority of people out there, you probably don’t warm up before you run (no, bouncing down to touch your toes a few times before you set out is not the same as warming up!). But the importance of a good quality, run warm up shouldn’t be underestimated, both to reduce the risk of injury and improve the quality of your run.