Don’t Think Just Train

This week’s training involved a lovely FTP (functional threshold power) test on the bike. This is an all out 20min effort to get the highest average power possible.

How to prepare for a Time Trial

Kit list: Type up a kit list that you can review, amend and re-use for every event. Print it out your kit list and tick the items off as you pack them. This season at one event I emptied my bag on the pavement in a complete panic because I can’t find my sock and only...

10 reasons an Ironman triathlete should do a 100 mile Time Trial

Time Trials are incredibly cheap and often only £7.50 compared to a Triathlon which is often £120. There’s much less faff, kit, setting up and hassle compared to a triathlon which can make a refreshing change. It simulates a lot of the demands of an Ironman so it’s...

Ride London

Ride London is a 100 mile sportive on the original route from the London 2012 Olympics. It takes place on the first weekend of August and the route starts from Olympic Park and then goes out to the Surrey hills taking in the classic hills of Box Hill and Leith Hill.

Training Diary: November 26th: Hangry Attacks

Like many of the people I coach, I originally came to exercise and aerobic activity as a way to manage my weight and burn calories. As I got more interested in marathon running and triathlon I’ve become more focused on fitness and performance rather than calories and this has helped to temper an unhealthy obsession with size and weight loss.