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.

#ThisGirlCan workout / lactate threshold workout

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

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

Last weekend I went out cycling with one of the world’s greatest cyclists, but hardly anyone has heard of her

Last weekend I went out cycling with one of the world’s greatest cyclists, Marianne Vos. I should probably clarify, it wasn’t just me and Marianne, but me and about 50 other women who joined the #TakeTheStage ‘secret twitter ride’ that Marianne’s team organised to promote women’s cycling. Now don't worry if you haven't a clue who … Continue reading Last weekend I went out cycling with one of the world’s greatest cyclists, but hardly anyone has heard of her