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!

My first group ride on Zwift

Yesterday I took part in my first group ride on Zwift.  Although Zwift is a mash-up of bike riding/training, gaming and interaction with other users, I am a solitary rider in both real and virtual worlds.  I have taken part in group rides in the real world but it is not really my thing. So … Continue reading My first group ride on Zwift

Plans for 2020

I have kept my ride events plans for 2020 more realistic and have been a bit more selective rather than enter anything and everything I can think of.  Each of the events I have entered for has a different twist. Essex Spring Lambs A sportive I have thought about entering over the years but had … Continue reading Plans for 2020

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

Back on the road to fitness week 1

The last three sessions were billed as introductory, so now to start the training proper. Welcome This workout is designed to help you get a sense if your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) is set correctly, though it is still a good workout.  The level of effort I put in felt pretty much in line with … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness week 1