What to do on long slow rides

Perhaps the most challenging part of adopting a Polarised training plan is getting used to the long slow rides. Riding for three, four and eventually up to seven or eight hours at a slow and steady pace just isn’t enough fun for many people. And yet… the research strongly suggests […]

Polarised Training: One Year On

I first wrote about polarised training exactly one year ago, (Threshold or Polarised: why should you care?) with a follow-up post on March 11th (Polarised Training: my personal experience). One year on seems an appropriate moment to draw a line and evaluate the results. There are two ways to look […]

The harder you think the faster you go

The practical art of periodisation Periodisation in training is about changing the training load to get better results. If we do the same training over and over again and expect continued improvement we will be sadly disappointed. It is the variation within a session, within a week, within a month […]

What to do in one hour 2

Time to train is often at a premium. So what can you do if you only have one hour, including time to get changed and shower afterwards? Given the short time available, using a turbo will be more effective than riding outside. The turbo allows you to focus fully on […]