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Category: Coaching

Winter Training – How do you do it?

Nearly Christmas, the temperature here in the UK has fallen sharply and many of my friends have migrated in doors to their turbo’s. You will be pleased to know that this isn’t going to be another “Zwift” bashing post!! but rather a few thoughts on what I am learning about indoor v outdoor training. Would […]

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Carrying a rucksack full of water in your swim?

Really good video for correcting some common problems… Well at least they are common in my FS!! Head position, hand during the catch pushing down not pulling back and legs way to wide open (don’t go there… it’s childish!). Best tip for me in this video is to focus on correcting ONE THING and really […]

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Zwift bites back with new partnership

I am no fan of Zwift… As anyone that either reads this blog or follows my Facebook page will know only too well by now! However even I have to concede that their recent announcement; a partnership with British Cycling, does take the debate in a completely different direction. As as an ex-digital strategist, I […]

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SufferFest – a different take on virtual training

As you may already know, armed with me shiny new SMART turbo I attempted to join the virtual cycling world of Zwift. A rather disappointing experience to say the least. However after some badgering from my ‘friends’ I have decided to try out some of the virtual cycling / training apps. Today I tried out […]

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Zwift the saga continues

A second attempt at falling in lust with Zwift… Nope that failed too. Not so much as a head turn or slight interest let alone lust, passion or love! I seem to have managed to get a bit further with it in that not only is my trainer connected, ┬ábut I managed to find something […]

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A first foray into Zwift

Having unpacked my fancy new turbo the obvious next step was to sign up for a trial with Zwift. It certainly seems all the craze and as a bit of techno Geek I felt compelled to explore it’s virtual tarmac. These are my thoughts on my first ride…

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Getting to grips with the Turbo

A week into having borrowed a friends turbo and I am a convert! I can see that a turbo is not just for Winter but a great addition to all year round training. Imagine that many people are now shaking their heads… I’m not suggesting that it will replace riding outside (of course not that […]

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CSS and the three bears

Having bought my new toys it only seemed reasonable to learn how to use them (well an estimation anyway!) … With the help of the Internet, the power of Google and some witch like incantations, I worked out that my Critical Swim Speed might be 2:19 therefore meaning that Mode 2 on my timer would […]

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CSS – How to work it out

Having experimented with my little tempo timer (for that read pressed some buttons and set a random time), I quickly concluded that I needed to get some proper information about what to do with it and how to build some training sessions around it. The joys of being a newbie and also self coached! But […]

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