How a year can change. Since my last update on my goals here back in January, things have changed for all of us, so I thought it was a good time to review and refresh my plans and keep my mind on the bigger picture.
I recently wrote a blog for Huckson - an independent triathlon clothing brand for whom I'm an ambassador - about how I've come in to the world of ultra-distance sport. Find out more in this Blog on http://www.milesforwishes.com
After completing my Knighthood challenge on the 2nd of May, I wrote a short blog for the guys at Veloskin, who've been amazing in supporting me this year, about the challenge and how it went. Find out more in this Blog post on http://www.milesforwishes.com
The challenge is to complete 10 back to back indoor cycling workouts, workouts that are designed to push your body to its limit. How do I plan to take on this challenge and become a Knight of Sufferlandria? Read my latest blog to find out more.
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
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.