Training Tip Friday #4

Record your waking heart rate. Do it at least once per week, to assess whether you are improving your fitness, or getting ill or over-trained. Not only is it a great excuse for a lie in, it can also help … Read More

Training Tip Friday #3

Review your nutrition. When was the last time you made a truly accurate note of what you eat?  Recording your food intake over a 24 hour period can give you a much better insight into the status of your nutrition. … Read More

Training tip Friday #2

Keep a training diary! An electronic record of your session (on Strava, TrainingPeaks, Zwift, SportTracks etc) is brilliant, but will you really remember what the session was, and how you coped with the workload?  Our brief training tip is to … Read More

Inspired by the Tour? Don’t miss this special offer!

I can’t believe Le Tour has been on for a week already, and now only 2 more weeks to go!  The event that goes around the world and is watched by millions.  The Tour de France is a spectacle that … Read More

The cost of going faster?

So, like all of us, you want to find some extra performance on your bike.  Whilst there might be no such thing as “free speed” we will look at a few things that could be guaranteed to make your cycling … Read More

Injury Update…

Hi all, An injury update…. You might have spotted on the Sportstest Facebook page that six weeks ago I had a “disagreement” with a button lift whilst skiing.  The immediate damage was a dislocated shoulder and a helicopter ride off the mountain.  … Read More

The gift of going faster…

As athlete we all want to go faster don’t we?  But I am going to tell you a little secret, just as long as you promise not to share it….. The lighter bike, more aero helmet, the carbon wheels might … Read More

All set for winter?

It’s generally about this time of year that I blog (or repost) an article about setting targets for next season.  If you are looking at your main target being anything from April to August, you really should be getting your … Read More

Ready for Le Loop….

As this blog posts I will be heading off towards the airport, bags packed, and ready to go.  The last few weeks of preparation for Le Loop haven’t been as successful as I would have hoped.  Partly, I might have … Read More

Helping you remove the guesswork!

With just 10 weeks to IronMan Wales, 12 to IronMan Italy and 14 weeks to IronMan Barcelona (plus a similar time frame to a whole number of other middle and long distance triathlons) is it worth taking the risk in … Read More

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