Morning Resting Heart Rate (MRHR), when tracked regularly, is an easy method for monitoring fatigue levels, understanding how well you’re adapting to workouts, and can help prevent long-term overtraining.  I like to keep an eye on my resting morning heart rate trends over time, and especially in the two or three days after a hard…

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Team Sky (INEOS) cool down at Tour de France 2018

Training is important, but what you do with the rest of your time in the week, can make a big difference in how you respond and improve from your training. There are lots products and methods purported to enhance recovery, and the following is what I do. You don’t necessarily need to incorporate every one…

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It’s so important to stay below the stress radar when everyone around is not feeling well and you are training. Train smart and accumulate enough time in zone 2 to continue to build the aerobic base yet not create too much stress signalling. Keep your immune system strong and use this time to invest in…

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Scientific article I’m reading and wrapping my brain around the paradox presented by Dr Phil Maffetone & Paul Laursen. “While the words “fit” and “healthy” are often used synonymously in everyday language, the terms have entirely separate meanings. Fitness describes the ability to perform a given exercise task, and health explains a person’s state of…

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Polarizing your training, with Dr. Stephen Seiler. Dr. Stephen Seiler has revolutionised our understanding of endurance training, especially in preparing the body for rowing. By studying elite athletes, Seiler found a remarkable pattern: most endurance athletes train about 80 percent of the time in Zone 1, around 15 to 20 percent in Zone 3, and…

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