It’s hotting up outside and it’s definitely time to start looking at water bottles. Larisa and Robert take a look at the latest bottles from world leaders in hydration, Camelbak 🙂
It’s not always great weather for riding. However, as cycling writers, we don’t always get a choice – motivation and the weather may be against us, requiring extra personal strength just to get onto the bike…
When not cycling, Larisa is a multi-talented athlete and ski instructor, spending winters and into early spring in the snowy mountains. It’s time to find out more about our very own Bond Girl 😉
Traditionally, blood testing only serves diagnostic purposes in hospitals, clinics, and other medical laboratories. However, it’s now becoming more popular for professional use, including sports. In fact, many athletes are wondering if they could use blood tests to help them improve their performance.
Triathlon cycling element is an aggressive position, where the rider is usually at their limit and trying to create as much performance as is possible. Add to this that the suit worn by the triathlete has two other elements to content with, then it’s a difficult decision to make in terms of what the chamois pad should be like and how technical it needs to be.
Developing self-discipline can be quite a challenging undertaking for many people for various reasons. Your mind or way of thinking is the biggest culprit that kills your sense of discipline most of the time. However, self discipline is a useful toool for the traithlete.
You might be thinking that training at a steady and easy pace will not help improve your triathlon performance at all. This is also probably why you are neglecting Zone 2 training. However, although it might not seem like it, endurance is crucial for any successful training – especially triathlon training plans.
Yes, Christmas and the New Year is a time when all of us maybe eat too much during the festivities. Our cycling clothing is thankfully made of Lycra and so stretches 😉 , but we still need to get out and to get fit again. Thankfully, Elite are here to help us 😉
Cold weather riding is something that we have to accept as lovers of the outdoors. However, we can prepare for it and wear the right clothing.
I love exercise and training – it’s part of who I am. I wasn’t unduly concerned at having a break; it’s probably done me some good in a way, but I knew that I needed to get back to daily training. Going for the odd short ride or a long walk just doesn’t cut it for me. I need to sweat and to ache and know that my heart has been pushed.