We are living in exceptional times, so that calls for an exceptional challenge. 10 hours of suffering all in aid of The Trussell Trust - I'll be suffering so that others don't have to.
Quarantine and lockdown the world over has seen a rise in the sale of turbo trainers, with more and more people opting (or being forced) to train indoors. But before this, the technology has evolved so much so that we are now riding harder and longer indoors than we ever have before. Clothing more and … Continue reading Indoor-specific cycling clothing, is it worth it?
“Why ride at night?” you may be asking. It can seem daunting, particularly after (or indeed in advance of) a full days works, and anyway, what is there to see? This blog is some of the things I've learnt about cycling at night as part of my winter training, all gearing towards my 2020 goals. … Continue reading Carpe Noctem – 10 things I’ve learnt about riding at night
Easy to make, versatile and delicious - overnight oats are a 'must make' breakfast. Even better, with these three recipes you can even feel like your eating cake in the morning!
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.