Anyone who has ever been mountain biking with me has probably heard me talk about my chimp. The chimp talk all began back in 2015, in the run-up to the Plean CX race, when my friend Rob put on a series of cyclocross skills coaching sessions for a group of us. Back then, I wasContinue reading “Chimp Training and the Gremlin of Steepness”
In common with, it seems, just about everyone else in the country, I have been doing a lot of cycling recently. It’s been a good way to cope with the many challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown. Don’t get me wrong; I am in the immensely privileged position of having a nice house with a garden,Continue reading “Pedalling Through Lockdown”
Sometime back in the summer of 2018, when I was constructing my training plan for the upcoming cross season, I set myself two goals: To beat my previous time in the 3 Peaks CX race. To get on the V40 podium in one or more of the Scottish CX Series races. Well, I smashed myContinue reading “A Very Good Day”
I love the Superquaich. By the time the SQ rolls round, it’s a nice change from the routine of the SCX series. The SQ is a bit different, a bit weird, a bit edgy. Course features that would probably not make it into a British Cycling race start to appear (because let’s face it, anythingContinue reading “Training for Grit (or, What I Have Learnt from the Superquaich)”
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