Tag Archive: endurance

Breaking pain barrier through micro goal setting

‘Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain… Once, someone asked me what pleasure… Continue reading

Who is the ‘Stig’ of Road Cycling

Just seen this video by Peloton Magazine this morning whilst researching for a post on the ‘Stig’ of cycling. Very clever. So Reader who do you think the Stig or Mr H is?… Continue reading

12 hours of Sufferfest videos; a public announcement of craziness

On Sat 25th January we witnessed something special in Athlete Lab as Jarno Lämsä and Antti Ruuska finished 10 Sufferfest videos in a row (12 hours in length all together); rightfully earning them the titles of… Continue reading

Why I thought up the Deca Ironman – Review of my Transcontinental Race

I thought it would be valuable to bring over my race report (to family & friends) for the solo, unsupported Transcontinental Bike Race from London to Istanbul from my other blog – ‘How to… Continue reading

Indoor cycling crossword

Thought I would do something a little bit different today – also an attempt to quiz the coaches at Athlete Lab because they put me to the sword on 4hours of Sufferfest videos yesterday… Continue reading

Yellow Jersey Training: What we have learnt from Cycling’s Greats [2/4]

In the first post we looked at Eddy Merckx – the Cannibal and considered to be the greatest cyclist ever – Fausto Coppi – 5 time Giro, 2 time Tour de France & World Champ,… Continue reading

First Ever Brutal Deca Solo Challenge – Exclusive Interview

‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’ This is the extraordinary account of why BrutalEvent’s Claire Smith, in her own words, will swim the English Channel, cycle from Lands End to John O’ Groats and finally run… Continue reading

25 of the Best Cycling/Triathlon Quotes you have never heard

Mainly because I sit on a bike next to this quote all day in Athlete Lab and to give a bit of motivation to hit the training hard after winter flu, I pulled out 20… Continue reading

Drafting a Deca Ironman Training Plan – Part 1: A frank account at the start line

[Please note there is a little bit of self reflection below. This isn’t to look good (most of it looks bad anyway) but is more an honest statement of where I am and… Continue reading

Deca Ironman bike – Boardman SLR 9.4

  As I am riding the Celtman Triathlon – up the stunning but harsh Torridon mountains – followed by 9 days in North East England along the The Grand Depart 2014 (start of Tour de France) route,… Continue reading