Training

  • Training diary: multi-day sportive ride

    Training diary: multi-day sportive ride

    28th January 2015

    Next June, Jack Sedgwick will be cycling across the Alps in a multi-day sportive, which is going to demand serious training. Trouble is, he needs to fit it in around a busy job and a baby son. Jack Sedgwick, 31…

  • Training diary: ultra marathon

    Training diary: ultra marathon

    28th January 2015

    In training for the week-long Marathon des Sables in the Sahara, Darren Grigas has just completed his first multi-day ultra run, the three-day, 84-mile Druid Challenge. DARREN GRIGAS, 37 – Web designer Darren lives in Peterborough and is rapidly increasing the…

  • Make every mile count: Supercharge your cycle

    Make every mile count: Supercharge your cycle

    16th January 2015

    Supercharge your cycle with these three workouts from coach Tom Hodgkinson. It’s easy to fall into the trap of riding every mile at the same speed, putting the same effort into every climb and coasting downhill. These three sessions will…

  • 5 things we learnt from climber, Shauna Coxsey

    5 things we learnt from climber, Shauna Coxsey

    14th January 2015

    If you love climbing, take some tips from a decorated athlete such as Shauna Coxsey. The rising star from Cheshire has already secured two first-place finishes in the Bouldering World Cup in 2014, as well as a third title at…

  • Training advice from cyclist, Jens Voigt

    Training advice from cyclist, Jens Voigt

    14th January 2015

    Jens Voigt is a man who knows about conquering pain in pursuit of perfection. So when Jens offers riding advice, it’s time to listen… Forty-three-old Jens Voigt recently defied the clock by breaking the world one hour record. The man…

  • Find the optimum tyre pressure for your bike

    Find the optimum tyre pressure for your bike

    14th January 2015

    Improve your performance by finding the optimum tyre pressure for your bike. 1. For best performance, a tyre needs to run at optimum pressure levels, dependant on the road surface, conditions and rider weight. Reducing pressure means less power is…

  • Heart rate confusion

    Heart rate confusion

    12th January 2015

    We look at the heart rate how to work out your training zone with fitness expert, Matt Hart… Q. Using my Garmin heart rate monitor, it has shown that I can reach a maximum HR of 193 and an average overnight HR…

  • How to lose weight and keep it off

    How to lose weight and keep it off

    12th January 2015

    Personal trainer Rob Jones looks at how to lose weight the healthy way… Q. I’d like to lose a bit of timber and keep it off. What’s a reasonable monthly target for weight loss? Nick Barnes, by email  A. Losing weight is…

  • Hangover tips for training

    Hangover tips for training

    12th January 2015

    Let’s just say you do have a moment of over indulgence ahead a major event – here’s how to fast-track your way through a hangover with our hangover tips… Dress code Compensate for the effect alcohol has on your internal…