Training Week Six

This week has been week six following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell It was a week out of routine with the kids on February break, and I missed my daily cargo biking. The two tough turbo sessions in the Read More …

Training Week Five

This week has been week five following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell This week was a return to tough sessions after a rest week. A pub night meant doing turbo sessions two days in a row which is never Read More …

Training Week Four

This week has been week four following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell I was relieved to find that week four in the training plan was a rest week. I was feeling pretty tired and had picked up a bit Read More …

Turbo Time: Which Turbo Trainer?

There is a huge range of turbo trainers now available and the choice can be bewildering when you are trying to decide which turbo trainer to buy. Essentially all turbo trainers do the same thing – they turn your bike into an ‘exercise bike’ which Read More …

Training Week Three

This week has been week three following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell This week had to be rearranged a bit. I can’t actually blame the children for this since it was due to a haircut. I switched my two Read More …

Training Week Two

This has been week two following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell It has been a week of snow and ice which has made cycling tricky. Still, I completed three turbo sessions, including the ‘bonus’ Saturday session. The icy conditions Read More …

Training Week One

This week has been week one following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell Week one went well. I completed all the sessions I intended to do. The Sunday session had to be modified, but I always knew this would be Read More …

What’s The plan?

I recently publicly committed to having a go at road racing this year. So, I thought I had better get thinking about a training plan. Before I could really decide on a plan, I needed an honest assessment of where I am now. Where Am Read More …

Made to Measure

I have been a fan of Garmin cycle computers for a long time. I like to measure what I am doing. Sometimes this is because I am actually tracking improvement (or lack of improvement), sometimes it is just out of interest. It could well be Read More …

Turbo Time: Getting Set Up

There is sometimes a fine line between want and need. Getting set up with a turbo trainer involves a fair number of decisions on what you want and what you need. This can be a tricky process because what you need to turbo is very Read More …