With no foreseeable racing at a high level, it can be hard to find the motivation for training. I myself find training harder, but the usual OCD attitude towards training is slipping. Occasionally I have been taking the easy way out of intervals, or finding excuses not to complete a program, and let’s be honest, […]
Imogen Smith: The ultimate comeback
It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a blog for MarathonMTB.com. Far too long, in fact, if you read the fine-print on my contract. But it’s not by accident. The last time I wrote just after National XCM Champs I managed to compose a cheery-ish, superficial post that sufficiently, I thought, masked the utter […]
XCO club racing – the heart of mountain biking!
Many of us who have taken to the sport of bike racing, be it in the discipline of road, track or any of the various mountain bike variations now available will likely always remember their first ever race. For most of us; from Julien Absalon to your regular club B grade racer this was likely a local […]
Riding with music
Do you or don’t you? Along with helmets, Campag /Shimano / SRAM, and what do you think of Lance [oh, hold on, we seem to have resolved that one…], the question of whether to ride with music or not always has the ability to divide opinion. Even such luminaries as Bradley Wiggins have expressed their views. […]