WINTER TRAINING – THE TURBO TRAINER

break the loop winter training turbo trainer

Ahh winter training… Enter the turbo trainer. A small (but mighty) contraption that allows you to ride your bike from the comfort of your living room / hallway / wherever you can squeeze it in! I absolutely LOVE my turbo trainer for many reasons, including but not limited to; ONE – The fact that I can still train when it’s snowing, icy, sidewards raining outside. Now, I don’t mind a bit of cold or drizzle but sometimes riding outdoors just isn’t the safest option. It’s never worth riding in dangerous conditions. TWO – I know exactly what I’m going to…

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NEED TO SWEAT? TRY THIS METCON WORKOUT

MetCon Workout

I’ve recently been feeling various niggles when running longer distances (slightly / very worrying with Paris being so close!) so I’ve been trying to switch up my workouts to vary the impact. I’ve been swimming as much as possible (although I’ve developed quite the chlorine allergy which is making life interesting), doing a fair bit of riding and we’re also in the process of turning our spare garage into a gym! I’m aware that sentence doesn’t adequately convey the excitement about this home-gym situation but rest assured, I’m pretty damn excited! Anyway, even though the space isn’t quite ready yet,…

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HOW TO SET FITNESS GOALS, AND ACTUALLY ACHIEVE THEM

fitness goals and how to achieve them

January is almost over (whaat?!) and I think that now the madness of ‘New Year New You’ has calmed down, it’s the perfect time to sit back and set those fitness goals, minus the giddy excitement of one two many glasses of fizz on NYE. By now I think we’re more likely to set realistic goals and here’s the kicker… actually stick to them. MY FITNESS GOALS This year for me I have a few specific fitness goals that I’m dedicated to achieving… One isn’t cycling based, but cycling IS still a big part of achieving that goal, and that…

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APPLE STRUDEL ENERGY BALLS

Apple Strudel Energy Balls

All the riding we’ve been doing recently has made me think about how I’m fuelling, I’m a big fan of ‘real food’ – there’s only so many gels you or your stomach, can take. I’m also a fan of simple, quick recipes that mean you spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside, on your bike! Introducing good old apple strudel energy balls. No bake and generally only a few ingredients – all pronounceable and most likely stuff you’ll already have in your cupboards. APPLE STRUDEL ENERGY BALLS These are perfect for a mid-ride energy hit or you…

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