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May 1, 2018

“Ugh” I said, chewing in the near-darkness of the early morning. Karen had the right idea, she was on the crumpet program; easy to get down, minimal chewing. I stoically continued chewing muesli, thinking ‘well I am going to have to be pretty determined to finish this...

April 6, 2018

We are super lucky in Australia to have a booming ‘womens only’ race scene. Taking out some of the potential for more aggressive, faster male riders racing on top of you in the pursuit of sheep-station glory has meant that hundreds more women are lining up to have a go...

February 12, 2018

I am lucky enough to be able to coach an awesome group of cyclists. It's a motley crew, with women and men ranging between junior to masters, I have a little bit of everything.

The needs of each different rider can be split into such broad categories (masters vs junior,...

November 28, 2017

The Hellfire Cup has been raced four times, and each time misfortune meant I couldn’t attend. The first year Elv was a tiny baby and Aiden and I planned to travel in a campervan, with my mum, to the race in Tassie. Alas, the race was ravaged by fires and was postponed....

October 30, 2017

As as a coach and health-care professional, reflective practice has informed a good chunk of my learning and development. In order to progress, we must assess what we are doing and whether it serves us to reach our goals. This is especially important for athletes on th...

October 20, 2017

As a Level 2 cycling coach, I get data. I have the ability to analyse efforts, sessions, weeks and seasons with the help of complex training software at my fingertips.

I can build to a CTL, daily TSS, weekly ATL and target a ramp rate. We can do power efforts in any of...

September 14, 2017

Many people ride bikes, many people race bikes, but yet only a few of these folk end up taking the plunge and hiring a coach to accelerate their progression forwards. So in a completely biased post (how can it not be?) I will write a few reasons why hiring a coach can...

September 8, 2017

You have been selected to represent Australia at XCO World Champs!


I was glad to have been upping the intensity in training in preparation for the Epic, as it means I am not coming into the race underdone. That being said, the preparation hadn’t been 100% optim...

July 27, 2017

Well I am back in Australia, home from a journey of epic proportions through the amazing BC, Canada. My trip was a two-week whirlwind and I made many amazing memories: all good boxes to tick on a journey to the other side of the world!

But how did my non-training traini...

June 30, 2017

That’s a wrap! Training: done. Aside from a short ride tomorrow, I’ve now completed my BCBR “non-training” training plan.

Surprisingly enough, I haven’t felt the need to use a Garmin or HRM at all. I expected myself to get a few weeks in and be ready to go, to compare m...

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