Training in Heart Rate Zones

In my previous post, I mentioned training in a different way to keep you motivated and heart rate was one of those examples. There are plenty of different terms when talking about heart rate and how you can calculate your heart rate zones. Aerobic means “with oxygen” this type of exercise stimulates the heart and breathing rate so that it can be sustained throughout your whole session. This is why for the Ironman we are expected to do the majority…

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Training Motivation Tips

Here are some tips on how to stay motivated for training, whether you have an event that you’re unsure if it will go ahead or no events at all. I am currently training for Ironman Barcelona with no idea whether the event will happen but I am trying out different things to keep myself motivated. Focus on a different goal whilst training. For the ironman we are training in heart rate zones and time rather than pace. This is different…

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Ride Out There

This is the 3rd installment for events in 2020 that you could sign up to. This week’s post is all about cycling events whatever your distance. If you missed the previous posts you can take a look at the swim or run using the links. Sportives are a fantastic way to get on your bike and ride on the open roads. Sportives are advertised as non-competitive rides so usually no aero bars are allowed. Despite usually being on open rather…

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Environmentally Friendly Energy Gels & Protein Shakes

I have been trying to find some plastic free or at least more environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the amount of plastic products I use when training especially out on my bike. The first product I found was a protein shake for post exercise recovery. I usually buy a large container of High5 vanilla and banana but that’s a large plastic container. I love the taste of it and although I buy it in bulk I thought that I could…

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How Do We Get More Women into Cycling with Laura Winter at Cycle Surgery

I recently went to an event at Cycle Surgery where Laura Winter a TV presenter, journalist and avid cyclist spoke about her experience as a female cyclist in a predominantly male oriented sport and how we get more women into cycling. So how do we get more women into cycling and what are the barriers? Getting into Cycling Women’s only rides – So there were mixed feelings on whether marketing them as women’s only rides comes across like women are…

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