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.
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.
Last Sunday was International Women’s Day and there were lots of events to celebrate women’s sporting achievements and to encourage more women into fitness at the grass-roots, including those organised as part of Sport England’s inspiring #ThisGirlCan campaign, which is aiming to get more every day women into fitness and inspire women to “wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that … Continue reading #ThisGirlCan workout / lactate threshold workout
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
When I tell people about what I get up to in my free time I normally get a reaction somewhere along the lines of “Wow, that sounds amazing, I wish I could do a triathlon” (or something similar involving my madness). So with people still buoyed up with new years resolutions, and the deadline for booking … Continue reading “Wow, I wish I could do a triathlon”
When I’m talking to friends or clients they often say to me how they’d like to do more exercise, but they just can’t find the time. First off, it’s of course important to say that it’s recommended that we all take part in 2 and a half hours of aerobic activity (or one and a quarter … Continue reading 10 easy ways to start shaping up
This is the second of my blogs with advice for people doing their first triathlon. The first one looked at what to wear on the big day. This one will deal with the pre race prep - what to do in the week before the race, how to set out your area in transition and … Continue reading Doing your first triathlon? Pre race prep
The triathlon season is just starting and quite a few of my friends are doing their first triathlon this year (I can’t think where they got the idea from!), and as they’ve all had lots of questions about how to prepare, I thought I’d stick down a few quick thoughts here. This first one looks … Continue reading Doing your first triathlon? What to wear