Struggle — training tips
Eleanor Haresign: How to avoid and manage pre-sportive injury
Professional Ironman athlete Eleanor Haresign is no stranger to the highs and lows of cycling. Following a successful rise through the Pro Ironman ranks, Eleanor nursed mystery injuries until finally being diagnosed with a large cartilage tear in her hip. Here Eleanor provides her top tips for avoiding injury as a long-distance cyclists and managing sportive niggles.
1. Prevention not Cure
“It's very easy to do no (p)rehab when you are injury free, as it seems unnecessary. Whilst I was always good at doing stretching and using the foam roller, they weren't enough on their own...
Sportive hydration tips
Training Tips: Master a 100 Mile Sportive
Training Tips: How To Taper for Struggle Sportive
6 Training Tip: 2 Weeks to Go to a Sportive
With only two weeks to go until your sportive - including your taper week - now is your last chance to get some extra training miles in the bank while also ensuring all your kit and equipment is road-ready. Here's what you should be thinking about this week...
1. Last Long Ride
This is your last chance to maximise the miles before starting your taper. However, a ride that's too far and too hard may take your body too long to recover from. Plan...