In this blog we hear from Zelda Wilson, client, friend and training partner. Zelda tells us about her story from beginner to endurance athlete, what got her started, how cancer has shaped her goals and what’s she’s learned along the way.
Many cyclists feel intimidated by hills especially when starting out when cycling legs haven’t been developed yet. But even if you’re not new to cycling hills can still be difficult to manage and how you feel about them can affect how you feel about your cycling. Being scared and intimidated by hills can ruin your enjoyment of cycling.
I’ve got a long 3-4hrs ride in my plan but the weather is terrible. It’s either been below zero with a lot of ice and a heavy frost or foggy. I don’t mind a little bit of cold but I won’t risk the ice. The thought of spinning easy for hours on my turbo brings me out in a cold sweat. But the training has to get done so here are some suggestions of what you could do instead.
If you’re new to triathlon and haven’t ridden a bike regularly then you might not feel confident outside on your bike. It’s also common to be so focussed on your fitness that you never pay any attention to your actual cycling and bike handling skills.
This might seem like an obvious thing but for many triathletes here in the UK riding through winter can be a challenge. For people who feel the cold, are new to riding or nervous on their bike it can be easy to retreat to your turbo and stop riding outside.