The FTP test is the cornerstone of cycle training plans and workouts. Without knowing your Functional Threshold Power you’ll never know which power zones you are training in and as such your workouts are likely to be less effective. Knowing your FTP will also help you pace efforts on the road or in a race. […]Read More FTP Testing – Benefits, strategy, tips and pacing
Want to be a faster rider? Of course you do. What if I told you that for around £9 a month you could be quicker, stronger and better looking? Well, that last one’s a stretch, but many cycling services promise to make you a better cyclist. Are they true?Read More TrainerRoad review – will it make me faster?
A question I’ve asked many times. Many of the features are gimmicky and premium members don’t really get a lot of value for their money, especially if you don’t have a power meter or virtual power. I’m pay as you go and like many others I haven’t stopped my payment because of the low value return. […]Read More Review – Is Strava Premium worth it?
Seven seconds. I spent eight weeks training to be seven seconds quicker. Ha! Yet I don’t question the futility of my existence. Well, no more than usual. I’m pleased, satisfied with my progress and my new hill climbing prowess. Two months ago I began Chris Carmichael’s Time Crunched Training Plan (TCTP) for new competitors. This […]Read More Time crunched training plan. It works
It has happened. I have turned to the dark side of cycling and bought a turbo trainer. I shun daylight, vitamin D no longer required. I now ride in my pain cave, aka, my hallway. Is this even cycling? My first ever turbo session was an hour long zone two challenge. It will also be […]Read More The ABC of turbo trainers – A buyer’s guide
A confession. I’ve been lying to you. To myself. All these years I’ve not been cycle training. I was just… riding. Riding hard for sure, too hard. Yet this is not training. This is idiocy. A recipe for burnout and overtraining. Deep down I knew this, that’s why I used quote marks when using the […]Read More Cycle training proper – Hello intervals