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

Back on the road to fitness – baseline

It just struck me that it would be useful if I checked if all this training has made a difference.  I will do an FTP test at the end and to check progress as I go, I will ride each of the free rides at the same cadence to see how the average watts and … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness – baseline

The joy of cycling part 2

I’ve blogged before about forgetting about all the trappings that we love to surround ourselves with and just getting out on the bike and riding for the sheer joy of it.  Today was one of those days.  I had planned a ride out on the road bike but, because of strong winds, decided on an … Continue reading The joy of cycling part 2

Lorries face London ban ‘to protect cyclists’

The headline for this article on the BBC news website is not quite correct as "The mayor's office said that over the past two years HGVs were involved in 23% of pedestrian fatalities and 58% of cyclist deaths in London, despite accounting for just 4% of the miles driven in the city." It is very … Continue reading Lorries face London ban ‘to protect cyclists’