This is a quick photo instruction on how to install and calibrate the Garmin Vector power meter pedals. The whole process is really simple and takes just a few minutes, including calibration.
If you’re new to the triathlon world (or you’ve been living under a rock) you might have not heard about John Newsom before. Otherwise you should know that together with Bevan James Eyles he runs IMTalk podcast. He also organises crazy Epic Camps. I just took part in a mini one in Christchurch, NZ.
From easy ride, through the best training session ever to a very average race. Second part of my Taupo training camp.
I took some time to take a few photos of my bike. It’s a 2011 Trek Speed Concept 7.0 with Specialized tri spoke wheels. I love it!
I’ve been waiting for this holiday for months. When I decided to do Taupo Cycle Challenge this year, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to take a few days off work and focus on training. After all, Ironman New Zealand is coming!
I’ve never felt more fit in my life. Yes, there is still some weight to be dropped and I definitely want to go faster, but last couple of heavy weeks start to pay off. After the whole house move thingy I’m back on the track, hitting 10 hours per week mark with no problems. My performance chart never looked better ;)
Over the last couple of months I’ve been focusing on getting into habit of increased training duration and distance. I’ve build program that is going to carry me through marathons and Taupo Challenge in few months. I wouldn’t be me if I did not collect data from that period. Below you can find few charts documenting progress together with some info about Training Peaks software.
This is what happens when I have too much time. I get crazy ideas. Ideas like entering new forum and going for 200 km long ride across "the whole London" with bunch of people I don’t know. In a word - perfect Saturday.
Back in January, this was my ultimate goal for this year - finish an olympic distance triathlon. It seemed so distant and difficult and now it's all done! Surprisingly I got a perfect weather, sunny but not too hot, which is not that often in London. It started to rain few hours after I finished, but at that point I didn't matter anymore. After Mumbles swim I was little scared, yet I've set up a goal to finish below 2:30. I crossed the finish line at 2:27 and it made me happy for the whole week!
Ok, it’s far into June already, but I've been planning to set up monthly summary post for a longer time. Let's dig into anything that happened last month.
This weekend I took part in the biggest sportive cycling event available here, called London Revolution. These days were so great that I'm still full of endorphins, despite some pain here and there. Here is my race report, perhaps it will make you take part next year?
I was very disappointed with the break I had to take because of the accident, but let’s leave that behind us already. I’ve been training out like crazy over past two weeks, I’m planning to cycle almost 300 km in the next two days. That will be a great test for my new bike ;).
I must say that last four weeks passed by faster than I could've ever expected. But more surprising was the speed of my recovery. My face is almost healed (some red marks here and there, but nothing serious) and my left hand is getting better every day. I've even managed to start doing some weights workout at the gym. But no matter how nice all that is, nothing will beat the fact that I have a new bike! I was little worried that I won't be able to sort out insurance things on time, but in the end it all lined up perfectly.
Fuck. This is not how I planned this Sunday. We finally had few nice sunny days here in London and I just couldn't agree to make use of this nice weather. I started my day with a walk with Mac, ate high carb breakfast and went swimming. Later I ate tasty tuna steak and went for long cycle. My day ended with my hand in cast, broken nose and trashed bike. But step by step...
Time flies quite fast, it’s been already three months since I've started my Triathlon preparation. Over this three months I've probably swum and run more than in my entire life, I've experimented with few different meal plans, lost weight, gained muscles, spent countless hours at local Virgin Active gym, got few punctures and bought things I'd never thought I will own. And the best thing is that this journey has just begun!