Sunday , 15 September 2019

NUTRITION: FAT-ADAPTED RACING, WHAT I’VE LEARNED

NUTRITION: FAT-ADAPTED RACING, WHAT I’VE LEARNED

The low-carb high-fat nutrition movement has become as contentious as religion or politics. I’ve been following it since 13 December 2013 in pursuit of better health and found tha ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY – THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF OUR RACE

CAPE EPIC DIARY – THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF OUR RACE

  I returned from the Cape Epic to a month of massive workload and family commitments. I don’t think I was the only one. The Cape Epic is an eight-day race, but it’s a 10-day ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY BIKE AND GEAR CHOICES

CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY BIKE AND GEAR CHOICES

  So over the past six months I’ve put in hundreds of hours and thousands of kilometers of training and racing in preparation for the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic. I’m fortunate in my ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: WHAT WE LEARNED FROM OUR BUILD-UP RACES

CAPE EPIC DIARY: WHAT WE LEARNED FROM OUR BUILD-UP RACES

  If you’re going to race the ABSA Cape Epic, you need to do some hard racing/stage racing in the build-up to prepare your body, mind – and family – for what lies in store co ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: TRAINING TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT

CAPE EPIC DIARY: TRAINING TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT

  It’s been more than a month since my last blog update. Why? Well, work, that’s why. The middle of January until the middle of February is one of the busiest times of the ye ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: TRAINING WITH DIRECTION

CAPE EPIC DIARY: TRAINING WITH DIRECTION

  So I got my results from my first FTP (Function Threshold Power) test. They read as follows: Max Heart Rate: 187 beats per minute Structural Aerobic Conditioning (STE) HR: ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY GREAT DILEMMA

CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY GREAT DILEMMA

  My teammate for the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic is fellow Joburg cyclist, Issy Zimmerman. Issy is a couple of years older than me, but has an ‘engine’ of note! He’s become a bit bored o ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: 13 WEEKS TO GO – LET THE TRAINING BEGIN

CAPE EPIC DIARY: 13 WEEKS TO GO – LET THE TRAINING BEGIN

  So my 2015 ABSA Cape Epic training started with a rest week. I had every intention of getting back on a bike after three weeks of no training (I don’t count teaching skills ...

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RECOVERY: EAT THIS AND THIS ….

RECOVERY: EAT THIS AND THIS ….

  We all spend hours on our bikes training in order to improve our performance. Whether you are training for your first ultra-marathon, a personal best in a specific race, or ...

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