More Meat Mondays?

If there can be such a “thing” as Meat Free Monday to appease the vegans and vegetarians, then I propose we can also have More Meat Monday! So on my all new #moremeatmonday us real humans can pile our plates high with the good stuff – you know you deserve that steak. But you HAVE to…

Resting heart rate (again)

I’ve talked before about monitoring resting heart rate and how it can help identify when you’re getting fitter (or the opposite). I try and keep an eye on mine, tracking it using my FitBit Blaze watch. Trying for a smile at the top of a local Cat 2 climb. After a period of shall we…

Resting heart rate in relation to your fitness level

It’s famously well known that Lance Armstrong had a resting heart rate of 32 beats per minute. Miguel Indurian’s was reported as low as 28bpm (and he won five more Tours de France than Lance). For the most part, your “natural” untrained resting heart rate is genetic. Some people have a naturally very low RHR while…

First Look: BIO Potato Protein Isolate

While wandering around the London Bike Show the other week I stumbled across the stand for Pura Free From nutritional products. I’m always on the lookout for interesting alternatives to the usual whey powders, so this one caught my interest. Their BIO Protein Isolate is a protein powder made from potato extract! According to the sales rep, potato is…

Ride Fuel: Vegan Banana Flapjack

Always on the lookout for new energy food to take on my rides, I stumbled across this great recipe on the Vimeo channel of Sarah Kim Bonner (she also has a blog). I’m not a vegan, but this flapjack recipe appealed to me due to it’s ease of making and my love of bananas! Great taste and simplicity…