May 2022 Roundup: My lowest mileage month

Five months of 2022 down! How have you been keeping? May has been the lowest mileage month I’ve logged since mid 2020. A combination of factors have kept me from riding as many miles (or kilometres) as I would have liked, but my fitness and form are still progressing in the right direction. The beginning…

Recovery Weeks

This week is a scheduled recovery week. I’ve been building up the duration and intensity of my training (both indoors and outdoors) over the past few weeks and I am feeling the fatigue. Historically, I don’t do recovery weeks well. I have a tendency to go all out, all the time, week after week. If…

How to convert Zwift ZWO workouts for use on Garmin Edge head units

With the weather improving in the Northern Hemisphere, perhaps your thoughts are turning to riding outdoors once again. Maybe you’d like to take some of those workouts you’ve been crushing on the trainer out onto the road. If you’ve not performed interval workouts outside before, it’s not always easy! You’ll also spend far too long staring at the power data on your Garmin. Pick a safe, traffic free route. Look up! As always obey traffic laws and ride safe. You know what kills gains more than missing an interval target? Colliding with the back of a bus. But if you’d like to know how to convert Zwift workouts for use on Garmin Edge head units, read on!

How accurate is Strava’s estimated power?

If you’re not a powermeter user, Strava gives you an estimated power number for your ride and across all the segments also. This data is “calculated” by Strava using road gradient, speed, and your rider info such as what you have your weight set to. But just how accurate are these Strava estimates?

Sub3-100k: Body and bike testing

In my quest to ride 100km in under three hours total time, I’ve been doing some testing of both my equipment and by fitness. I’ve completed a couple of test rides on the Planet X TT bike with varying success. On my first test I averaged 34.5kph over 60km non-stop. Fast enough to hit my…

Sub 3 hour 100km?

Lying in bed the other night a thought popped into my head. Could I ride 100km in under three hours? I’m talking three hours total time, including stops. Rolling in a decent bunch I could definitely achieve it, on Sally’s Ride in Launceston I missed out by a couple of minutes. But what about solo?…