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.
This one is super simple to make and looks great - I got lots of compliments and people asking for the recipe at the barbecue I took it to. Take some mixed leaves (I used mostly watercress, with some spinach to bulk it out), then add some cut strawberries (ideally you want ones that aren't … Continue reading Strawberry and goats cheese salad