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Why TEMPO rides?

This is one of those mysterious zones that we often don’t understand or don’t value, because we are not going easy and it’s not hard. So, what is the purpose of TEMPO rides and where does it fit into the coaching/training world? There are several versions of training zones used in the big world of…

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Training Stress Score – what does it mean?

As a starting point, all this jargon makes an assumption that you measure all your effort using power. Yes, most of us don’t have the luxury of having a power meter on our bike and the closest we get to a power meter is by doing interval training on a power trainer in the gym…

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It’s a journey … not an event

In this blog I want to share, with their permission, some of the journeys of three amazing young women in our world. Bianca Haw, Frankie du Toit, Christie Hearder … three young women, 3 years apart in age, loving bikes, reaching for the top… and each with their own struggles.       Bianca HawBianca…

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Why do my knees hurt?

Cycling is commonly seen as a sport that is very gentle on your joints … but this is not always the case. Knee pain is a very common lower-body problem for cyclists and more than 50% of regular riders will complain about sore knees sometime during their cycling life. Most knee pain comes from overuse…

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Talent, Hard work, Discipline and Results

Before I share with you my thoughts on the above, let me put a disclaimer in … my thoughts are based on my observations and experience of working with young people who all aspire to be the next Tour de France star for close to 20 years and is not necessarily based on any science.…

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