Using FTP in your training

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.

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How to warm up for running

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.

I can do anything, I am strong, I am invincible #ThisGirlCan

Last Sunday was International Women’s Day, and I was really excited to see how many sporting organisations and companies were promoting the day and promoting women’s involvement in sport – from celebrating Olympic achievements down to encouraging everyday women to get more active. I’ve written before about the challenges that professional sportswomen face through a self-reinforcing cycle where … Continue reading I can do anything, I am strong, I am invincible #ThisGirlCan

Still going strong 3 weeks in – Hannah’s 100 Day Challenge

Hannah's 100 Day Challenge - 3 weeks in It's been 3 weeks since Hannah began her 100 day challenge to run 5k and lose 1 1/2 stone so I thought it was a good time to catch up with her and see how she was finding it. In our first session I assessed her run fitness and technique, suggesting ways to … Continue reading Still going strong 3 weeks in – Hannah’s 100 Day Challenge

Day 1 of #Hannahs100DayChallenge – my thoughts as her personal trainer 

One of my brave clients, Hannah is undertaking a 100 day challenge to run 5k and lose  1 1/2 stone and she has agreed to share her progress online here. Yesterday I interviewed her on Day 1 of the challenge about her hopes and fears. Today I'm following up with my own thoughts, as well as how … Continue reading Day 1 of #Hannahs100DayChallenge – my thoughts as her personal trainer