Here’s some really useful tips that I wished I had known when I first got into the sport, and which I now want to pass along to other women. The physical and mental aspects of women are different from those of men – and that’s something we should celebrate. However, whenever women are training for triathlons, they have specific motivators and different challenges to overcome. These are the issues that I’ll cover in this article – helping you to train as a woman 🙂
As cyclists, we know that environmental factors such as weather, pollen, and pollution can make it difficult for us to breathe and this can affect our overall performance. As a solution, sports masks have been created to be highly breathable to help us and other athletes breathe with ease when performing outdoor activities like long rides, training sessions, a leisure hike, or a marathon.
Being an athlete requires the right nutrition and supplements to maximize your performance. Sometimes, food and exercise are not enough to reach the athletic productivity you’re aiming for. Supplements become handy at times like these because of the performance boost that they provide.
First Up, Have You Nailed The Basics 😉
One of the most enigmatic and well known cyclists within the peloton, Nicholas Roche is an interesting character. He’s twice been national champion and has twice finished in the top ten of the Vuelta a España, and won stages in 2013 and 2015. Nicholas has also competed for Ireland 7 times at the road world championships. So what’s he really like – time to chat…
Everyone seems to be making sunglasses for cyclists these days, and so it’s difficult to work out which brand to trust. Fundamentally though, a good starting point is always to look towards Italy – the home of Rh+. The Italians know sport, they know style and they always bring this knowledge to their cycling products – with lots of performance features too.
We’ve been using the Elite Quick Motion and Nero Smart rollers this year, both of which have technological advancements to help you stay on the trainer. However, riding the rollers can seem daunting and a recipe for an accident, but in truth it’s easier than you think. Time for us to give you some detail and confidence.
In Camelbak’s marketing material, they say that the Rogue lightweight pack is everything that you crave for on the everyday trail, by being: minimal, durable, cool and comfortable. They sent one to us here at Pedalnorth.com, in a lovely teal colour for us to try out and see if their marketing spin is true. It certainly looked the part on first impressions.
Whether you ride a road bike, time trial, triathlon or MTB, you’ve probably landed on this website looking for the best skinsuit for your needs. For those who are unfamiliar, a skinsuit is an aero short-sleeved or long-sleeves onesie made of lightweight cloth that is particularly developed for cycling.
Cycling to work is not my forte. I usually take the car but having recently converted my underused mountain bike to a hybrid and still neglected to get myself into gear (haha) I was given the chance to test Craft Cadences commuter backpack.
My first test-run was set to be a precarious one. I had meal prepped soup and wasn’t sure how well it would travel in a flimsy tub with a not-so-secure lid. But all was well.
Starting the TRR product review, it comes in a snazzy 50ml snap cap bottle, housed inside a box of ten bottles – 3 boxes in total. Mine was cherry flavoured, and once opened it revealed a thick, light brown liquid. Down the hatch and I was instantly smacked by the sharp and sour taste, which actually I came to enjoy, if not crave every day!