Entries by athletelabblogger

TRAIN SMARTER THIS WINTER

It’s cold outside. There are little to no events in the race schedule. What does that mean for my short term goals when the only immediate motivation for hitting the bike hard is a New Year’s resolution, or a feeling of obligation to bring up your “fitness level”. It can be hard to find direction and structure in […]

SWIMRUN RACING. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Swimrun racing was born in 2002 out of a drunken bet between friends, in which two teams of two raced each other over 75 km of swimming and running across the islands east of Stockholm. The last team to finish paid for the hotel, dinner and drinks. Since then the sport has evolved into the […]

MAKING THE MOST OF THE WINTER TRAINING

As we’ve come to the end of competition season (for most, not all!) thoughts will be turning to winter training and, for the cyclists and triathletes out there, increased strength training and reduced endurance training (long outdoor rides).  What does this mean for nutrition? Make the most of the winter season to prepare for the […]

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST MIDDLE OR LONG DISTANCE RACE

Stepping up your race distance is an exciting prospect. There are lots to consider in terms of your training and nutrition, but what about actually selecting your race? It’s likely that whatever race you do, it’ll be an experience to remember, but how can we make sure that we get the most out of going […]

Bike Maintenance for Winter Riding

As much as we may all try and fight it, it’s safe to say Winter is well and truly upon us. That means one thing for all those of us who live by the N+1 rule, and that is to put those shiny summer bikes away and pull out the Winter Training machine for few […]

Training Principles To Improve Your Running

How do I become a better runner? For most of us, the answer to that question would seem obvious. “Run more, practice makes perfect”. While this is good advice to those that are just starting out in the discipline, as you progress in running the margins get thinner and improvements begin to slow. This is where the introduction […]

HOW TO PREPARE FOR NEXT YEARS EVENTS/RACES?

The main focus of the early winter training is building a base and preparing for next years races/events. There are two ways to do this, either pure steady base miles or a mixture of base training with high intensity thrown in. Base training alone is a slightly old school method, and very time-consuming. The positives are […]

RED BULL TIME LAPS BY EMMA BENTLEY

So, it’s October and as the days get darker and rides get colder, it’s time to start retreating inside (of either your home or the Lab) to get some of those sessions done. Except this is the time of year Redbull choose to run the longest one-day cycling event in the calendar – Redbull Time […]

How Many Miles You Could Do In 24 Hours? by Dan Harris

A friend suggested to ride Revolve 24 at brands hatch race circuit just to see how many miles we could do in 24 hours (for fun). I’m always up for a challenge so I thought I’d give it a go, when I read into it I realised it was an Official qualifier for ‘Race Across […]

Oetztaler Radmarathon by Miraj Makin

Sportives don’t come much more gruelling than the Oetztaler Radmarathon. Read on to delve into what this challenge entails and Athlete Lab member, Miraj Makin’s experience.   Not many people have heard of or are crazy enough to enter the Oetztaler Radmarathon. Places are obtained via a heavily oversubscribed ballot mainly going to Germans, Austrians […]