The best training ever – The Hammer Fest

Nothing too scientific about working hard and getting a good sweat on as an athlete! I love to train with structure but sometimes the unexpected can do more for making physical adaptations than the best-designed workout using a power meter. Enter the hammer fest! Call it the Tuesday Night Worlds, Wednesday Hammer Fest or the Thursday night Throw Down and … Read More

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines

I am not a fan of spreading Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) but I was beginning to wonder about how long a body can continue to make improvements and take the punishment of training and competing. I am not just a coach I am also a competitive runner, road cyclist and duathlete and every time I feel slower or get … Read More

Training Nutrition Thursday: 5 Tips to Avoid the Post-Ride Fatigue

Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with a recovery shake straight after. But 2 hrs on, sleepiness sets in. … Read More

3 Lessons to becoming an efficient rider

Cyclist’s love their bikes and love to ride them everywhere. We ride in all kinds of weather and terrain. We ride in tours, expeditions and even races. Why? Because we love cycling, pushing ourselves and getting outside and rarely give thought to how we are actually riding our bike. What if I told you that you could become an even … Read More

The right sports drink

One of the aspects of nutrition that we cyclists don’t give much thought to is hydration. We think that I’ll just drink water or buy a sports/energy drink for my ride. It’s just easy to run some tap water into a bike bottle or just purchase a sports drink during a store stop. I will admit that some sports drinks … Read More

Kitchen Sink Workouts

I love to read and learn everything I can about endurance sports. A few seasons ago I picked up “Training and Racing With A Power Meter” written by Hunter and Coggan. In this book I learned of a new type of workout, Kitchen Sink Workouts (KS). These workouts were very different from what I had been use to. I had … Read More