Training

  • Training diary: triathlon novice

    Training diary: triathlon novice

    30th January 2015

    As a breaststroke-swimming, non-runner with a shopping bike, Catherine Jevans seems an unlikely triathlete. Yet through a series of unrelated events she’s found herself enrolled for a first triathlon. Meet the triathlon novice… Catherine Jevans, 46 – works for a wine…

  • 7 steps to breathe like a freediver

    7 steps to breathe like a freediver

    30th January 2015

    Freedivers swim extraordinary distances and depths on one lungful of air, using techniques that could benefit any runner or rider. We caught up with superstar of the deep Hanli Prinsloo to find out more… 1. Become aware of your breathing,…

  • How James Cracknell would survive an obstacle race

    How James Cracknell would survive an obstacle race

    29th January 2015

    Former Olympic rower James Cracknell reveals how he would survive and thrive in a muddy, challenging obstacle race.. I competed in the Tough Guy a few years back – and I guess the Marathon des Sables also counts (admittedly the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 defied the clock by breaking the world one hour record. The man famous…

  • 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…