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JP and Paul’s training diary

By John Lenehan | June 24, 2015

After a hard day at work the last thing I felt like doing was going out for my Tuesday evening cycle :(, but the thoughts of struggling through the 80K cycle in 6 weeks rather than enjoying the occasion soon put me straight! I completed a different route on my hour spin this evening taking…

Weekly update from our Westportif warrior

By John Lenehan | June 24, 2015

Sunday 14th June Got up early this morning to do my cycle. I am going to the Mayo versus Galway game later in the afternoon so want to get it done. My aim was to do a 35km cycle this morning. The weather was dull with a slight breeze (It got warm pretty quick as…

Westportif Training Photo Winner

By John Lenehan | June 24, 2015

Meet last weeks winner of our Westportif photo competition, Shane Power from Dublin. Shane posted a photo of himself in training for Westportif to Facebook including the text #westportif. [responsive] [/responsive] Shane as long as you kept cycling past that excellent pub and saved the celebrations for after Westportif (maybe a half of Guinness for…

Whey Protein? – Nutrition advice

By John Lenehan | June 22, 2015

When we eat, we consume macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats). Protein is made up of amino acids that control hundreds of bodily functions such as hormone regulation, maintaining good function of organs, and mood elevation. They also even help with your hair, skin and nails! The most important thing about amino acids is that they…

Westportif Training Plan Week 7

By John Lenehan | June 19, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] A recovery week at last. Use your extra time this week to rest, eat well and catch up on all of those chores that have been put on the long finger because training for Westportif is waaaaay more more important 🙂 Have a rest this week as the next two weeks will be the hardest…

Westportif is working with the Mayo Roscommon Hospice

By John Lenehan | June 16, 2015

Westportif is proud to link up with the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation. If you are interested in participating in Westportif and would like to raise money for this amazing charity, here are your options: You can sign up to Westportif  here and pay an entry fee of €100. You can do the 80K or the 160K route and…

Westportif Warriors in the making!

By John Lenehan | June 16, 2015

  We would like to introduce two brave men JP Gibbons and Paul Gilmartin. Two men who are completely new to the world of cycling will attempt to complete the 80K route. They are currently completing the Westportif 80K training plan provided by FitScience. We asked the lads a few questions: What is your age?…

Recovery 101 – Nutrition advice

By John Lenehan | June 15, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] Our nutrition partners for Westportif NutriSci have provided some useful advice around the area of recovery. Every time we do any physical activity we break down muscle. This is what allows our bodies to become stronger, faster and gives us more stamina. There are two main types of muscle fibres, fast twitch and slow twitch.…

Westportif Training Plan Week 6

By John Lenehan | June 13, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] We hope you had a good week training this week and that it was not too hard getting back in to the rhythm after your recovery week. Bear in mind that you have been training for 5 weeks now and both your mental and physical fatigue will now be setting in, but you will…

Training advice from FitScience – Nutrition strategy

By John Lenehan | June 10, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] Nutrition strategy – have one & stick to it Having mentioned pacing yourself in order to preserve your energy, it’s just as key to have a proper nutrition strategy in order to give your body the fuel it needs to keep going, and hopefully make that energy supply last as long as possible. The key is…