5 Results for tag: cycling training

Club Spin 21st April (racing group)

Fortunately we escaped the wrath of the April showers on Saturday last and managed to clock up a 105km spin in a moderate breeze. There was a good turnout for both groups as we assembled in our home ground of Parkvale. Our route took 10 of us out towards Enniskerry and taking a sharp right hand turn up Killegar to expand the lungs and get the heart rates up ... More

Nutrition & Hydration for Training

At last Saturday's club spin there was some talk of cramping which lead to various different opinions on the use of sports drinks while training. Andy Kenny of andykennyfitness.ie posted this article on his website on hydration and nutrition for cardio training. It highlights the importance of hydration and especially electrolyte deficencies which, when ... More

Introduction to Sportives

If you have never completed a Cyclo Sportif and are wondering what it's all about this article is very helpful. It tells you the basics of entering, preparing and training for a sportif event. "Cyclosportives - commonly referred to as sportives - and gran fondos have become a firm fixture on the the worldwide cycling calendar in recent years, offering both ... More

Hill Climb Training for Beginner – Intermediate Part 2

This is the second part on how to climb better for sportif and touring events Seated or Standing? Stay mostly seated as standing generally uses more energy and should be kept for harder efforts, steeper sections and stretching out on a long climb. When you get out of the saddle beware of "kick-back". This is when you lose momentum and the bike goes ... More

Hill Climb Training for Beginner – Intermediate Part 1

If you think your Ireland's answer Marco Pantani then this guide may not be for you. It's an easy guide to climbing better for people who struggle in the hills. In many Irish leisure events there are two main factors that make it a "challenge". That is distance and hills. All events, no matter how enjoyable, tend to have their dark times for many riders. ... More