Training

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…

Westportif Training Plan Week 5

By John Lenehan | June 8, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] Back to the slog this week after your nice easy recovery week! I hope you did not remain too relaxed. You will be feeling fresh and be full of energy this week after your break, but remember to ease into your week we have a another 6 weeks to go. Week 1: Build Week…

Training advice from FitScience – Group riding and pace

By John Lenehan | June 3, 2015

Some words of wisdom from the FitScience crew. 1) Do enough training & practice group riding So you’ve picked your event, now it’s time to get on the bike and put the training miles in. This shouldn’t be underestimated – there would be nothing worse than looking forward to an event for months only to come…

Westportif Training Plan Week 4

By John Lenehan | May 29, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] At last a recovery week, but this does not mean you can binge on cakes just yet. You can save that luxury for after you finish the Westportif. A recovery week is a week for reduced training volume as you have 4 rest days this week. Concentrate on drinking plenty of water, eating plenty of good food…

Westportif Training Plan Week 3

By John Lenehan | May 22, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] We hope you got through the week 2 training schedule and all ready for week 3. Just get over this week and you can have a recovery week next that’s not too tough. Week 1: Build Week 2: Build Week 3: Build Week 4:  Recovery Week 5: Build Week 6: Build Week 7:  Recovery Week…

Westportif Training Plan Week 2

By John Lenehan | May 15, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] We hope you got through the week 1 training schedule and all ready for week 2. Week 1: Build Week 2: Build Week 3: Build Week 4:  Recovery Week 5: Build Week 6: Build Week 7:  Recovery Week 8: Build Week 9: Build Week 10:  Recovery/Westportif Event Week 2 beginner plan for 80K route:…

Westportif Training Plan Week 1

By John Lenehan | May 10, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Westportif gives you a choice of distances, fully signed routes, well-stocked feed stations and mechanical support, but there are a number of factors you need to consider when making your choice as to which distance you take on the 80k, 120k or the 160K. Three things to consider are: Course length – It’s very easy to…