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…

A bike is a fitness maker, not a body breaker!

Earlier today I was reading a post by Big Jim over at Fit Recovery. It’s worth a read as always and he sums it up nicely that cycling has never caused him an injury that has forced him off the bike. I am firmly in the same camp. Cycling has never caused me any serious…

July Wrap Up: Making it through midwinter

July. The middle month of winter for us in the deep South. July has been a “lower volume, higher intensity” month and combined with feeling a little under the weather these last few days, my overall distance has suffered. That’s fine though, it is the depths of winter after all. Luckily I managed to get…

Which FTP test should you do?

There are a number of ways to measure your FTP (functional threshold power) with many professionals, training platforms and keyboard coaches extolling the merits of each one. They all of course have their advantages and disadvantages, so which one is for you? Below I’ve outlined the four most popular FTP tests, going from shortest duration…

The #Velo7173 Chain Gang: A powerhouse of PB performances

Following the success of the first #Velo7173 Chain Gang I was really looking forward to this week’s hit out. It was another Tassie stunner of an evening, albeit with a little more wind and a little less daylight than last week. Just warm enough for bare legs too. Any ride in shorts and short sleeves…