Read my quick guide to cycling threshold training to understand how I, as a cycling coach, use this popular technique. In my last post I wrote about my approach to polarized training, having used this method for twenty years. However, I did point out that, although polarization works for most people, it isn’t suited to […]
Sometimes modern technology just can’t beat simple low-tech solutions. The Talk Test may be the perfect solution for cyclists bored of looking at screens, or for those who just don’t have the budget to keep up with tech. In a previous article I wrote a brief introduction to the rating of perceived exertion (RPE). In
In my role as a coach, I am acutely aware of the importance of promoting recovery after training. Recovery allows your body to return to a physiological steady state and promotes adaptations to occur. When planning your training you should therefore also think about planning your recovery. Here are some thoughts and tips to help
One tool for improving cycling performance which not every rider knows is Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). This is an easy method of assessing training load which can be used to plan your training. Heart rate monitors power meters and lactate measurement are other methods which could be used to quantify training intensity and load.