I have really enjoyed week two’s training and I’m proud I’ve hit triple digits with the distance ridden. Week 2 is summarised as mainly night rides with one in the fog, a nice Sunday ride before lunch and trying to shoe horn in my training around work. I apologise that this post has ended up being quite long but there were lots of rides and a few revelations into heart rate training. There’s even am ‘interval timer’ app recommendation buried in this post. Continue reading “Improvers’ Plan – Week 2”
When I registered for the Tour de Manc (TdM) last week, I saw a countdown timer indicating a little more than 160 days to go before the event. This got my mind focused on training.
I am a British Cycling member, so their website was the first place I looked for advice. They have several free training plans and I opted for their 12 week (84 days) ‘Improvers’ plan, meant for regular cyclists wanting to get ready for their first 100 km bike ride. Although I intend to do the 100 mile ‘Full Manc’. I hope to shoe horn in a second training program prior to the TdM. The reason for training to do something I have already accomplished (100 km Half Manc 2016) is mainly to learn the method of following a structured training plan. Continue reading “Put Your Heart Into It”