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.
One of the best cycling trips I ever did was Lands End to John O’Groats!
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.
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.