Riding Healey Nab.

It’s good to ride somewhere new but I also love the familiarity of a quality local trail. Today I rode 4 laps of Healey Nab but used different climbs and descents each time. This makes it seem like a longer, varied trail ride without venturing far from home. Last night we had friends round forContinue reading “Riding Healey Nab.”

A Fartlek ride!

One of my brothers often entitles his runs, on the app. Strava, as “Fartlek” runs. Curiosity got the better of me and I Googled the term to find that it is a Swedish word meaning “speed play”. It’s an unstructured form of interval training where you intersperse periods of high effort with more relaxed parts.Continue reading “A Fartlek ride!”

Training for 2021.

In recent weeks I’ve only ridden twice a week. I don’t think I’ve been training myself well and probably not maintaining the same level of fitness I had last autumn. In many ways it doesn’t matter because I don’t have much to train for apart from 2 challenges which I’ve set for myself to achieveContinue reading “Training for 2021.”

Back to training.

Since I’ve already attempted the 2 challenges which I set myself at the start of the year, I can’t really claim to be training for anything in particular. I do, however, like to maintain my fitness and think that I’ve improved this year, so don’t want to lose what I’ve gained. Since trying my biggestContinue reading “Back to training.”

Disappointed hopes.

The weather forecast for this Friday has deteriorated in the last week. From expecting a decent day a week ago it now seems certain that we’ll get a day of heavy rain. Everything else was in place for me to take on one of the 2 challenges I’d set myself for this year, to rideContinue reading “Disappointed hopes.”