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This might seem an odd post this month since most people reading this blog started cycling several years ago, but it’s an interesting idea to reflect on and makes you think about whether you have everything covered. Most of us learn to ride a bike as a…
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How often can I do my hard sessions? What do I do if I am not recovering between sessions? What do I do if my form has plateaued? We have had quite a tiring week this week, what with preparing for the first trips and getting some training in? We are very…
Is an 8 Day Week Better Than a 7 Day Week?
Is an 8 Day Week Better Than a 7 Day Week?
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How do you train to improve your fatigue resistance? What tips are there for improving your training plan? How does fatigue resistance training differ from normal training? Last week saw us move from Tenerife back to France for the summer season. Tenerife…
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How do you interpret your power profiles? What training should you plan based on the results? What should you do if your power profiles are not quite right for your chosen event? The photos for the next few weeks come from the recent Raid Tenerife – just…
Power Profiles: A Case Study
Power Profiles: A Case Study
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What is your fatigue resistance and what does that mean? What is the appropriate fatigue resistance for your event? How do you train to improve your fatigue resistance? We have had a great two weeks here with family and friends visiting. We reduced our…
Fatigue Resistance and Power Profiles.
Fatigue Resistance and Power Profiles.
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How do you ride in a group so as to be safe and fast? What are the best ways of keeping your effort constant whilst riding in a group? How do you improve your confidence in a group? The weather is amazing here at the moment! It is probably the best winter…
Top Tips for Group Riding
Top Tips for Group Riding
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How do you fit your bike training into training for a multi-event sport? How do you fit training for other sports into your bike training? How many tough days a week can you handle if you are competing in several sports? This weeks blog comes out of an…
Cross Training/ Multi-discipline Training
Cross Training/ Multi-discipline Training
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How often can you over-reach? How long can you over-reach for? Why can’t you continue to train at this level indefinitely? We had another interesting question come in last week in response to the recent blogs about putting together a block of training to…
Over-reaching Vs Over-training.
Over-reaching Vs Over-training.
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How do you train for mountain events? What training plans would be most effective? How do you tailor the training plan to suit your strengths and weaknesses? After last weeks blog we had a question from one of our Australian clients who is coming on the…
Training for Mountain Events
Training for Mountain Events
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How can I put a block of training together? What sort of TSS is manageable in a training block? How often could I undertake a large training block to increase my fitness score? We have just completed the fourth training camp on Sunday and yet another…
Putting a Training Block Together
Putting a Training Block Together
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