When the alarm went off this morning at 5.30am, I'll admit that for a fleeting second I thought about switching it off & going back to sleep. But this training isn't going to do it on its' own, I need to be involved! So up I got. Today's session was 4 x 8 minutes at … Continue reading The 5.30am club
I can't believe that it's now four weeks since we were in Lanzarote at training camp! After a few days of rest & recovery, it was back onto the training plan and Gary was increasing the intensity. Before Lanza it had been a block of tempo work, and most of the sessions I did out … Continue reading Building up nicely
Training on the turbo is okay, it's something I've got myself used to over the past few years, indeed sometimes it's better for specific training sessions. That's okay midweek, when training is done before or after work. It's dark then anyway. But the weekends are for riding outside. I spend the week working in an … Continue reading Spring’s coming….
A lot of my non-cycling friends are intrigued by the amount of training that we do. Saturday morning, after tweeting about doing a 2 hour session on the turbo, I got a bunch of tweets saying that just reading my tweets made them feel tired! As a club rider, I don't do half the training … Continue reading Team McGill
So, considering that back in November I was pretty sure I'd never ride another bike race, my winter training is coming on pretty well! In early December I decided that I had unfinished business racing my bike, so I spoke to my coach Ken Bryson and got back on a training plan that would get … Continue reading Winter training update
We woke this morning to rain. Nothing heavy, but enough to make the roads greasy. We'd flown in to Palma yesterday morning, all looking forward to a week riding our bikes. After getting to the hotel the bikes were quickly unpacked and we set off for a spin up to the view point at Cap … Continue reading Training Camp day 2
This has ben an odd winter. Normally we don't see snow here until the new year. This year it arrived mid-November. On top of that I broke my collarbone on 13th November, so it's been anything but normal. It's now been ten weeks since the crash, and that's meant a lot of training indoors (I … Continue reading Winter training 2011 style
If you've read my blog before you'll know that I crashed & broke my collarbone a couple of weeks ago. I wrote about it here. Today was my first checkup at the fracture clinic since the crash. Just to make the day more "interesting", we had about 3 or 4 inches of snow over-night in … Continue reading Broken Bones
It had ben a good ride. 10 minute warm up, then 1.5 hours in zone 3. I'd a few routes in mind, I prefer it like that - go where the mood takes me. My last few miles brought me into Hatton of Fintray, then the long drag up to Kinmuck and finally the run … Continue reading Snap!