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…

Running! Who dis?

If you follow me on Strava, you may have seen I’ve posted a couple of runs recently. Was I being chased? Are my bikes broken? Are your eyes playing tricks on you? No, I actually did run. You may also think that I simply went out and ran 5km no worries, but that is very,…

Are Strava Challenges losing their way?

I love a good Strava challenge. The monthly distance, climbing and metric century challenges are all good motivators. But lately, I’ve noticed a trend. There seems to be an ever increasing number of third-party companies launching Strava challenges, and with this a “watering down” of the effort needed to complete them…

Making time for recovery

Proper recovery is important. After all, you don’t get stronger when you’re riding hard, you get stronger by recovering properly from riding hard! This week I’m taking it a little easier. I’ve been averaging around 240km/week of mostly hard rides over the past couple of months, so it’s time to dial it back and let…

Strava: Friend or Foe?

Strava has copped a bit of flack recently. Privacy issues such as the heatmap debacle revealing secret military bases and reports of thieves using Strava data to steal expensive bikes from people’s houses (unconfirmed) are becoming a concern. Add to that the Facebook information scandal saga and privacy – or lack of – is high…

HOW TO: Update your Strava privacy and set hidden zones

Strava have recently added some new privacy settings to your profile, so now is a time to have another look at your current settings and maybe tighten up the security on your account. You should already at a least be using the “Hide Your House” option to keep the start and finish points of your regular…