E3Coach Series - Training with limited time
7th October 2016

E3Coach Series - Training with limited time

As has been my goal with all of these training articles, I want to give more than you would get from just repeating what has been said before. This article is no different and in fact, I hope it helps break down the thought process of labelling yourself as time 'deprived' for training. Having...
E3Coach Series - Base Training
30th September 2016

E3Coach Series - Base Training

Winter is about slow steady miles ready for the next season, but this is boring! With E3Coach winter base you will could get the benefits with less time on and off road!
E3Coach Series - Testing
24th September 2016

E3Coach Series - Testing

8This is the second instalment of the E3Coaching series that we are running over winter, last week we spoke about the basics of training. If you've not taken a look at it you can view it here: E3Coach Series The basics of training Why do we test? What’s the point? We all want to train smart...
E3Coach Series - Season planning
22nd September 2016

E3Coach Series - Season planning

  We have touched on this in earlier articles; it is very much something you should have done by now or be in the process of doing. I get my athletes to send through their seasons plans as it has a major role to play on how we plan your training as a coach. You must put your...
17th September 2016

E3Coach Series - The basics of training

We've teamed up with e3coach and over the next 10 weeks we are going to be bringing you a host of training topics to cover including testing, base training, the use of the turbo trainer and we will also discuss cross training, the importance of recovery and we will end with season planning. Where...
E3Coach Training Series
12th September 2016

E3Coach Training Series

As you now know we've teamed up with E3Coach.com to bring you a 12 week training series over winter, it should end just in time for when you're planning your 2017 season. It's going to cover the following topics. The training basics Week 1 This will look at the basics of training, an 11...
1st March 2016

Training with Power for the mtber

As endurance Editor physiobikefit Scott heads into the last phases of training for the Cape Epic, he has been getting to grips with training with power since racing a 4 stage race in Lanzarote last month. He is on a Rotor INpower Rex 1.1 crank, paired with the feature packed Garmin Edge 1000...
24th November 2015

Base training

Base Training Following on from off season and goal setting, the natural place to go is base training. As with all of our blog articles, we are offering a guide as a popular and successful way to train but as a coach it is important to understand that base training is not for everyone… I have...
17th November 2015

It's been testing so let's go testing!!

"For many this time of year is the off season, taking it easy (er) and giving the racing legs a rest. For me, it is time to rebuild and recover after my season was cut abruptly short after an incident with a 4 x 4 left me with 9 broken ribs, and a 2 week stay in hospital. I was fairly lucky, my...
7th October 2015

Off season why bother?

Firstly don’t panic! Don’t stop reading! And try not to break into a cold sweat, these are the standard reactions to mentioning ‘The Off Season’, I come up against this every year with new athletes. As a coach it is a tough time, tougher than race season. Trying to convince people who live...
29th September 2015

Introducing E3Coach.com

E3Coach.com offers a wide range of coaching and training services: Online personal Training plans Through Training Peaks Fitness Testing (VO2,Lactate, max heart rate, power) Nutritional advice and plans Training camps UK and Abroad 1-1 training sessions Talks on different elements of training...
15th May 2015

1-2-1 DirtSchool coaching - Derek Shanks

The most worthwhile day I've ever spent on a mountain bike! That's a bold statement.  But it's exactly how I'd describe the full day private consultation session I've just had with Rab Wardell of Dirt School. I've raved about Dirt School before and I'll be doing it again!  I've had a...