Cycling during the COVID-19 crisis

Last week I asked the question "is it ok to ride?" and concluded that, so long as it is not a group ride and social distancing is practised then, yes it is ok.   Being a solitary cyclist, neither of these constraints are a problem for me.  Yes, there is a risk that I might … Continue reading Cycling during the COVID-19 crisis

Cycling-themed movie playlist

Here is an interesting playlist from Cycling UK.  As they say: Whether you're self-isolating, in quarantine, social-distancing, or just looking for a movie-marathon, grab the popcorn and get comfy, there’s something here for everyone. Here is a link to their list: Get your cycling fix(ie) with our suggested playlist of cycling-themed films IMO, there are … Continue reading Cycling-themed movie playlist

Is it ok to ride?

I have read many posts on social media with people asking if it is ok to go out on the bike during the COVID-19 crisis.  For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts. I guess it is inevitable that cycling events are being postponed or cancelled at all levels.  I am already missing the cobbled … Continue reading Is it ok to ride?

Back on the road to fitness week 3

Tempo to Sprints So the challenge here is to complete 4 short, high-intensity intervals of increasing power, after first opening with a steady 15min Tempo effort. By working aerobically in the early 15min effort you will be improving the ability to deliver oxygen to the working muscles and preserve your carbohydrate stores for the finishing … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness week 3

Back on the road to fitness – now includes running

And another first yesterday.  I wanted to start cross-training and start running again.  Not that I am an accomplished runner by any means.  Although I did manage to complete the couch to 5ktraining plan a couple of years ago.  I have also have had a treadmill for about a year which has been neglected.  So … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness – now includes running

Sugar-free energy drinks

I am always on the lookout for sugar-free alternatives to energy drinks and will be giving this one a try: 500ml orange juice 500ml water teaspoon of salt Comes with a vitamin C boost and a darn sight cheaper than energy drinks!

Back on the road to fitness week 2

Step Down Intervals The main work here is a long descending ladder that starts out above threshold and steps down in progressively longer intervals.  A nice intro to week 2 Low Cadence Intervals An so, another round of low cadence intervals.  I struggled with these during prep week but got on ok with them today. … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness week 2