Magnesium & Recovery

With my #PACE140 challenge underway and the increasing training load as I work towards the Race Across America in 2022, I'm keen to make sure I manage the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) as best I can. I'll be honest, I'm not the best at always taking time to focus on proper recovery - life is busy and often I'm off the bike straight on to something else.

vWTTC 24hr on FulGaz

In my pursuit to qualify for the world's toughest bicycle race - the 3,000 mile Race Across America - I took on the 24hr virtual World Time Trial Championships on the 16th & 17th of January. Thanks to Covid, the event normally held on an 18 mile flat course in Borrego Springs, California, was being held virtually on the app FulGaz.

2021 – The Goals

Normally at this time of year, I set out what I want to achieve in the year ahead. Why? Because I love a plan, I need the discipline and the motivation that goals bring. I really believe that the process of thinking, writing them down and publishing them gives those goals more power . It certainly makes me more accountable. But, none the less, this process is an important first step on the road to achieving my goals.

Quitting Coffee – Is it worth it?

'A ride without a café stop is like a bike without wheels', a statement from Geraint Thomas which I couldn't agree with more. One of the many things I found interesting in his book, The World of Cycling According to G, was how he talked about quitting caffeine 2-3 weeks before a big race. As someone looking for all the marginal gains he can get it got me thinking about why he might do this and how it could help me?