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Training on Home Roads

Training on Home Roads

My health and general vibes are both in a far superior place now. I managed to get a full/hassle free week of training in the bank. Lingering illness and worries on my fitness are gone. It feels like it has taken many weeks of minor nonsense to finally get back to...

KISS Community League: Round 2

KISS Community League: Round 2

I covered the first round of the KISS Community League here - Suffering in the Garage. This week for Round 2 we tackled 2x laps of the Richmond UCI World Championship course. https://www.strava.com/segments/12128718 Profile wise it is pretty flat for the majority but...

Suffering in the Garage

Suffering in the Garage

In my last post I pointed out that February was already upon us. Now here we are and already half way through February.... This always seems to be the case for me come this time of the year. The run up to the festive period drags along and any required form seems to...

Winter Training – Feb Incoming

Winter Training – Feb Incoming

It's the tail end of January already. Christmas was an entire month ago.The sun is still hanging around above the horizon come 16:00. Time passing as quickly as it appears is worrying but the hint of better weather and more daylight coming my way is welcomed. I am...

Positive Pain – Marginal Gains

Positive Pain – Marginal Gains

There seems to be an endless stream of areas that I can invest more time toward in pursuit of that extra "something". That extra "something" can be in the form of many positive things. How about a 1% improvement at threshold from drinking beetroot juice?2 entire watts...

Winter Training – Big Day Out

Winter Training – Big Day Out

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2019. I hope the coming year will be a great one for you and yours. I had a great Festive period. For the first time in 10 years I find myself lucky enough to work somewhere that gives its minions a decent amount of time off over...

Winter Training – The Unexpected

Winter Training – The Unexpected

Things have been going fairly well in terms of training in December. I am not achieving as much overall volume as I would like. This has come as both a positive and a negative but leads me to the primary reason for this post.  Sometimes the unexpected comes along...

Winter Training – Bike Workouts

Winter Training – Bike Workouts

My last post gave an overview of planning my base training period. This post will therefore delve a bit more into the specifics of the on-bike workouts I will utilise during this block of training. Week 1, Base 1 Update: I had to make some on the fly changes to my...

Winter Training – Base Period

Winter Training – Base Period

Winter Base has now "officially" arrived for me after a relatively useful Preparation Period. I established some new workouts for gym sessions to utilise through Winter Base but I also got a bout of sickness out of the way. I think of this time as an acceptance that...

Ignoring my Body as it Screams Directly in my Face

Ignoring my Body as it Screams Directly in my Face

I got sick and had to take four days off the bike. Four! It is 100% my own fault due to my own stupidity and ignorance. Let me describe the situation that inevitably lead to my downfall in hope it may stop even one person being as utterly stupid as me. Critical...

Winter Training – Preparation Period

Winter Training – Preparation Period

With a completed top level plan for the coming season - See it here - I can now move on to cover my preparation period for the winters training ahead. I am invested in the Joe Friel methodology when it comes to training which you may have established from previous...

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