With my #PACE140 challenge underway and the increasing training load as I work towards the Race Across America in 2022, I’m keen to make sure I manage the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) as best I can. I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at always taking time to focus on proper recovery – life is busy and often I’m off the bike straight on to something else.
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!
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.
Committing to a plan I recently posted about my training plan for January. I am now two weeks in to that plan and wanted to share some of my thoughts on training, why and how I came up with this plan. I’ve set my 2018 goals – to run more and faster – and challengesContinue reading “Committing to a training plan”
I love cooking and I love to eat healthily, but its always nice to have something that’s both good and feels like a treat when you’ve been out on the bike. So here are just a few of my ‘go to’ recipes that work for your lunch box or as a post ride /Continue reading “My favorite cycling recipes”
Ever since I was in short pants I’ve been eating Soreen Malt Loaf (thanks Mum!) as a great after school pick me up. Fast forward 25 (or so…) years and I think I’ve been missing a trick here, as it turns out the sporting elite are munching down on this energy-rich snack too. This hasContinue reading “Fueling the JOGLE Challenge with Soreen”
Ok, so first things first – what is Active Root? What they say “Active Root is a sports drink company committed to delivering innovative natural sports drinks to athletes of all levels. We use natural root ginger to help keep athlete’s stomachs settled and balanced during exercise. Our goal is to provide a product thatContinue reading “Active Root – Review”
Good nutrition is important for everyone, as combined with physical activity a good balanced diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. For anyone participating in sport and exercise will know how not eating properly can affect performance.Continue reading “Fueling the JOGLE Challenge – The basics”
I often get asked how I train for the different challenges I’m undertaking this year and what I eat. I’ve started from a base of knowing nothing about nutrition, diets or training plans and race strategies, other than generally going forwards as fast as I can. Through other people’s experience I am enjoying increasing myContinue reading “Everyday’s a schoolday (aka, what I’ve learnt this week)”