Tapering and sustaining peak fitness - E3Coach Seires

02-05-2017  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

Here we are at the last of the articles, not the simplest of pieces to finish on but I hope to make it as clear and simple as I can. Please remember that this is a method to deal with peaking in race season and you are all individuals and therefore will find that different things work best for...

Approaching 40 and wanting to race XC

02-05-2017  Andy Mawer   MTB Training  Rider Blogs 

I'm not entire sure I know how to start this blog/statement of intent, which is pretty apt considering its purpose. I suppose an introduction is the best and most obvious place to finally get these wheels in motion – pun intended. My name’s Andy, I'm an XC MTB fan who is hovering perilously...

Whats it like having a cycling coach? part 2

15-04-2017  Ross Wildman   MTB Training 

This was the question that got asked most from our E3coaching series we carried out over the winter period. Here is the 2nd  of two articles (First one can be found here) we will be publishing from riders that are coached by E3 coaching so you can get a better understanding of what its like and...

Whats it like having a cycling coach?

15-04-2017  Ross Wildman   MTB Training  Rider Blogs 

This was the question that got asked most from our E3coaching series we carried out over the winter period. Here is the first of two articles we will be publishing from riders that are coached by E3 coaching so you can get a better understanding of what its like and if its something for...

E3Coach Series - Dealing with setbacks

16-12-2016  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

This article needs to start with "life happens" no matter how well we train, plan and focus, something can always go wrong. No one likes setbacks but we will come across them and so need to be equipped to deal with them.    We need to deal with these setbacks as we would in life... Step back...

E3Coaching Static training plan competition

09-12-2016  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

E3coaching have recently started to develop some simple static training plans, the term static simply means you are purchasing a plan for a particular event. If you are looking to do any of the big Endurance events such as the Twentyfour 12, Manx 100 or any of the Scott Marathon series then,...

E3Coach Series - Pacing

09-11-2016  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

The question of pacing is something that I have to deal with across all endurance sports, for short and long events. We will look at this from a racing view point mainly but will touch on people wishing to complete rather than compete. Let's start simple and say this is not your first season......

E3Coach Series - Ramping it up

04-11-2016  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

So you have survived the cold wet winter months working on building your endurance engine and now it's time to change focus, upping that intensity, but how is it best done? As I have mentioned a few times now, the human body is super clever and learns when we subject it to consistent...

E3Coach Series - Stretching & Recovery

28-10-2016  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

You mention either stretching or recovery and the normal response will be “oh yeah I stretch sometimes” or “no not really, what’s the point?” As a coach it is clear why these two are so important… As athletes so much time is spent on doing the sessions but no one is stopping to think...

E3Coach Series - Cross Training

21-10-2016  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

The best place to start is making sure we understand what Cross Training is. Putting it simply, it's adding another exercise to the one that you are racing in so for example you are racing XC and add a Pilates class to help with flexibility and strength. Yep cross training is really that...

Turbo Trainer - E3Coach Series

15-10-2016  Jonathan Fearne   MTB Training 

This age old debate needs to be looked at simply, you need to ask yourself a few questions before dismissing the turbo trainer: Do you have perfect weather Do you have lots of time Do you have a perfect mix of terrain Do you like riding in the wet and mud Do you love washing your...