Training

Cycling Safety Guidelines

By John Lenehan | July 16, 2015

Hi again As we count down to Westportif, we wanted to focus on cycling skills and safety. Now is the time to get your bike serviced so that it is ready for the sportif. Here is a checklist to help you: Check your bike, for loose, worn or rubbing parts. Oil and clean chain. Check…

Westportif Checklist

By John Lenehan | July 16, 2015

Really important Helmet Bike Cycling shoes (If you intend using them) Inner tubes Emergency patching kit Pump Tyre levers Multi tool including Allen keys Saddle bag Lock Clothing Bib shorts Socks Jersey Base layer Gloves Sunglasses And depending on the conditions Rain jacket Gilet Arm warmers Nutrition Water bottles Electrolyte/carbohydrate tablets Energy bars/gels/foods – Fruit…

Westportif Training Plan Week 10

By John Lenehan | July 10, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Boom! you have reached week 10. Congrats to all who have made it this far. This an easy week to give your body a rest for the big event. Rest as much as possible this week and use the extra time check your kit and bike to make sure everything is it tip…

Westportif Training Plan Week 9

By John Lenehan | July 3, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Week 9, can you believe it! One more week on building then you will be over the final hump. Its really important to mind yourself over the next two weeks where possible. All of this training will have taken its toll on your body and you will be more susceptible to catching any type…

Weekly update 3 from our Westportif warriors

By John Lenehan | June 30, 2015

With 2 1/2 weeks to go our weekend warriors are feeling the impact on their bodies. Read about how they are progressing for Westportif. Wednesday Evening 24th June I was hoping that the swelling in my knee and ankle would have gone down by today but unfortunately they hadn’t. On advice from the physio I…

Westportif Training Plan Week 8

By John Lenehan | June 26, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Back in the driving seat again for two weeks. We hope you are managing to keep yourself motivated. You should be feeling very confident about cycling fitness at this stage. Even if you not, keep trying to make the sessions because when you are cycling with a group on the day, they will…

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…

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…