I've got some big goals for the coming years in ultra cycling, with a view to qualifying for and completing Ride Across America (RAAM) in 2022 - so getting my body comfortable spending long periods of time on the bike, getting miles in, is going to be a big feature of my training. However, those … Continue reading The Poor Student Audax
This time last week I was suffering - I'd completed a workout but I hadn't got the result I wanted and that started a short downward spiral of deflation, self criticism and low mental health. I'm a perfectionist at heart and my perceived failures hurt. It's something I need to learn how to manage, so … Continue reading Dealing with a bad workout
A few months ago I set out my long term goals, with a five year view of the events and challenges I'd like to take on - those which I considered to be my 'A' events. As we move in to December, I'm looking to the next year ahead and what 2020 looks like.
For me stress and food are the two most common factors that drive bouts of IBS - as I've found trying to sit on a bike for 16 or more hours a day quite quickly triggers at least one of those factors. So, as part of my 5 year plan and the pursuit of endurance cycling glory (in my terms at least) I need to get a grip on my IBS and control it, rather than it controlling me and my performance.
Want a 'clean', cheap alternative to shop bought protein bars? Have a look at this recipe for a copycat RX Bar you can make at home.
With my effort to live more sustainably I've swapped out my plastic toothbrush for a bamboo one - here's our review of the Humble Brush Toothbrush.
In October 2019 Guy of Miles for Wishes joined the Lost Souls Cycling Club in tackling the Giant of Provence - Mont Ventoux. How did they get on? Find out in our latest blog.
To all the amazing staff and supports of Make-A-Wish UK, The Run the Peaks challenge has now finished. Collectively the five runners raised £2,500 for their charities of which £500 will be sent to Make-A-Wish UK at the end of September. A definite positive in a challenge that did not end the way I wanted … Continue reading An open letter to Make-A-Wish UK
I’ve read so many posts from people I follow talking about their goals – whether it’s a sub-something distance, a particular event or distance or some dream challenge – it is amazing to see and its inspiring watching people commit to something they are passionate about. However, it does often leave me questioning where my … Continue reading Long term goals
With the Run the Peaks challenge ending early, it's left me with a lot of questions about what next, where to go from here and if I want to continue this journey. For me the blogging has been a cathartic, healing process - it often helps me to figure out the big mess of thoughts … Continue reading Where the hell do I go from here!?