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.
Two of the most common things I hear from clients who are trying to lose weight are “I don’t have time to cook” and “I’ve run out of ideas of things to cook”. One of my main suggestions is to find a day when you do have a bit more time, and do a big cooking session, … Continue reading Not got time to cook? Try “Recycling” Roasted Veg!
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
Whilst the rain clouds may have other ideas, it's still officially summer, and that means salad season. Lots of my clients tell me that whilst they like eating salads, they're running out of ideas, and when I look at food diaries I see lots of the same traditional - lettuce, cucumber and tomato salads cropping up. … Continue reading Spruce up your salads – Ideas for more exciting salads
Even if you are going for a traditional green salad, there are lots of ways to make it a bit more exciting, and make sure you get a range of vitamins and protein in there, and it fills you up. I like to add a thinly sliced carrot and red cabbage for some crunch and … Continue reading Pimp my green salad
This one doesn't look that exciting but the dressing and nuts give it a real flavour kick. First cook some quinoa - a great source of veggie protein, as well as fibre, iron and magnesium. Whilst that's cooking, lightly steam some veg - I went for broccoli, carrots and snow peas. Don't overdo them, you still … Continue reading Crunchy quinoa salad
There's been lots of colds and nasty bugs going round recently so I made a salad packed full of lots of different coloured veg to boost my vitamin intake. First cut a butternut squash into large cubes and bake in an oven (gas mark 6), along with the squash seeds (scoop out with a spoon, … Continue reading Fight off flu salad
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
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