As a Cycling Coach I often get asked if it is better to train with power or heart rate and what the difference is. Of course I always say it is better to train with power. But why? And is it really that simple? When I first started being coached by Matt Bottrill back in the early days of his coaching career I was training on heart rate. Power meters were more expensive then and not as commonly used as now. Training to heart rate was a revelation to me and it is fair to say th
It's that time of year when the race season just seems to have been ages ago but next year seems a life time away! But now is one of the key times to review your previous season and make a list of what went right and what went wrong. Then to make a list of all your strengths and weaknesses and work out a plan on how you are going to improve for the year ahead.
I've just done this myself and have decided for 2018 I'm coming back to race on my bike for time trials and a bit
It's that time of year where winter training is starting to kick in and you might be struggling where to start, So MBPC Coach Gareth Pymm has given us his top 5 tips to get you on your way to a successful year ahead. Hopefully after a good season racing you’ve now had a decent rest period and are ready to commence winter training. 1. Review and Plan. Review the previous season and consider what went well and what mistakes you made that you could learn from to make next year b