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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 be pleased get other views too…

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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 grind it in. Maybe you are similar; but I try to change too many things in one go and end up changing nothing?

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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 have to doff my cap to this move. It really does blur the line between physical and virtual in a well thought out way. For sure it will increase take-up of the Zwift platform. With increased take up comes increased opportunity to monetise the platform. A potentially golden future for Swift then. But what is this new partnership all about? Continue reading Zwift bites back with new partnership

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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 the weather crassly named ‘SufferFest’… As I consume my protein recovery drink here are my thoughts… Continue reading SufferFest – a different take on virtual training

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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,  but I managed to find something claiming to be a workout, but having started it I had no idea what was coming up or what phase I was in. The turbo appeared to be relatively free wheeling and this dull as dishwater experience continued for ten minutes.  Continue reading Zwift the saga continues

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Getting to grips with the Turbo

View from the helm… Or at least my turbo! As I watch the sunrise having just finished the set

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 would be STUPID even for me), but it does offer some important possibilities. This post is my first thoughts and impressions after my first week of building it into my self created plan. Continue reading Getting to grips with the Turbo