Sunday, 10 June 2012

Bristol bike fest 12 - DNF

Endurance racing (and I bet any other sport...) is not all about to be on the top at all the time. Everyone has a better and worst days. During my the last two races I was lucky, but yesterday Fortuna stuck her middle finger up for me. 

Monday, 4 June 2012

MBUK 4 hour Enduro and Erlestoke 12

Just a quick update on my last two races! More interesting stuff is coming in few days time, so keep looking!

After a long wait finally I finished on the podium in my last two races. The season starter UK 24 hour Champ didn't go well and I wasn't really in the party on the Gorrick 100 either. I decided to race MBUK 4 hour Enduro and Erlestoke 12 in May.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Update on my last 4 races

I am over this season's first 4 races. They were the 24 hour Solo UK Champ, Southern XC , Gorrick XC and Gorrick 100. No podium finish yet, but I can't call it for a bad start after 18 months off from racing.
Results? Hmm...

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Long Sunday

Hi everyone! I know, I still haven't written a single word about the 24 hour UK Champ and my last weekend XC race! I promise , I am going to do it very soon! For a meantime, I share with you my last Sunday!

I was racing my second XC race in this season! The last season, when I was racing cross country.... uh, I can't remember! I think it was 8 or 9 years ago! XC never been my sport, but I decided to do some during this season. It is very good for technical practice and a little speed workout.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Good Hemp Protein - or how you can keep your muscle mass during endurance training

Endurance athletes' one of the biggest nightmares is loosing muscle mass during and after hard training sessions, races. It doesn't make the situation easier and less complicated, if you are vegan! 
If you say vegan, lots of people think on a skin and bone, unhealthy looking person. It is not true! Yes, most of vegan are very skinny and they do not carry around unnecessary muscle mass and excess fat! I am 62kg (183 cm) and my body fat is around 5%. I have enough muscle to be strong, very strong on the bike! My FTP is well over 5 watts/kg, it means I am a strong cyclist according to the papers.... 

Friday, 23 March 2012

Back to London

After 2 weeks sunshine and enormous amount of mileage, I landed on Gatwick last Friday night. The trip from the airport to home wasn't easy, but finally I been in the bed 3:30 at the morning.... the trip from the airport to home was longer than my flight!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Viva Las Vegas...

 Viva Las Vegas!

I have been here...... 
I have been there....
I have been nearly everywhere!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Gran Canaria and 29er project progress

Last Friday I headed out from the country for two weeks again. Yes, I have a two weeks training camp on Canary Islands...again! This time the target is Gran Canaria. 

Monday, 27 February 2012

Not my best week... and seat post dilemma!

My last week was quite close to the disaster, but thanks God, it is over! Today is Monday, rest day, no riding and no working day, relax day.... I have to get myself prepared for my next training camp. I am going to leave to Gran Canaria on Friday afternoon for 2 weeks!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

XXX and couple of questions

I am on the B side now... (by Fityisz). I turned to be 30 last Saturday. I had an awesome day. I didn't expected anything, but I had a day with full of surprises!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Cyclops Roller - first impression

Roller is a great training tool! It develops balance, core strength and pedalling technique and you are more entertained than on a normal turbo trainer during the long and cold winter evenings. You can do any endurance session on easily and if you have resistance unit on it, you can bash harder interval/ strength sessions as well. I tried one couple of months ago and I got fully addicted after my first session. I had couple of fails (recorded our shop CCTV... ) and I was very unstable at the start, but now is much much better. When you think, you have a good bike handling skill and good balance, you should try a roller. I bet 90% of the cyclists are going to fail during the first try!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Friday report

Since I came back from Tenerife, the time is going so fast. After the 2 weeks "punishment", I had an easy rest week. I got recovered so fast thanks for the received treatments from SuppleWorX Martin and Good Hemp's protein supplements.I am back on the proper training again and I will have some "funny" sessions in this arctic weather over the next few weeks, but Gran Canaria trip is coming up soon!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Tenerife camp - short resume

We landed 00:05 on Gatwick airport on Monday morning. I had great 2 weeks training on Tenerife. I managed to do one of my hardest training camp ever. Basically I rode off my socks! 

Monday, 16 January 2012

Tenerife training camp - week 1 - quick update

Just a quick update! I try to spend a less as possible time front of my computer! :)
First week is gone already! Time is flying here. I have to say nearly everything went well, except couple of bits and pieces.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sunshine... 21 degrees....

Sunshine and 21 degrees.... these are the parameters in Tenerife at the moment.  

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy new year to all!

First of all, I would like to wish a happy new year to all!!!
Yep, we are in 2012! Big dream, big plans and lots of ambition.