WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 25th January 2021

 

This week we return to the Alpe for some sessions on the Alpe du Zwift course. We have our 45min tempo-style session on Tuesday morning and a slightly easier than normal 60min session on Thursday  evening (due to the Welsh Grand Tour series race on the 30th January). Our group workout sessions are open for all, not just WhittleFit athletes.....and they're FREE (they'll always be free)!  Eurosport GCN 2

  • Tuesday 26th January: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) Road to Sky course 
  • Thursday 28th January: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) Tour of Fire and Ice course 

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up!

WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 18th January 2021

 

We are back this week with our WhittleFit group rides on Zwift! The group sessions this week are a 45min tempo/threshold session on Tuesday morning and a 60min threshold session on Thursday evening. As always, these group sessions are open to everyone, not just WhittleFit athletes.....and they're totally FREE! 357786 vtdf PR image letape 1 300dee original 1593414889 8c4cd03

  • Tuesday 19th January: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) Watopia Figure 8 Reverse course 
  • Thursday 21st January: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) Astoria Line 8 course 

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up! 

WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 11th January 2021

 

This weeks sessions return and are short & sharp, with a 45min tempo-style session on Tuesday morning and a slightly easier than normal 60min session on Thursday  evening (due to the 7th race in the Welsh Grand Tour series on the 16th January). As always, the sessions are open for all, not just WhittleFit athletes.....and they're FREE! 346068 hauteroute PR 07 f1b40e original 1581960797 e1582294681311

  • Tuesday 12th January: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) Watopia Pretzel course 
  • Thursday 14th January: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) Lady Liberty course 

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up!

Top tips for training and racing in 2021!

 

2020 was an incredible year, for all the wrong reasons! And without delving too deeply into COVID and the corona virus, 2021 is now here and how we progress going forwards is the key point for today. Let's have a very quick look at how you can improve your athleteic performance this year and how your training might be structured (or how you might view it through a slightly different lens this year):DOQNqX4WkAAg2RX

  • Goal setting: with a New Year it's so easy so set massive race goals. In turn, to achieve big goals, you need big training. With so much uncertainty right now, setting massive goals can come back to bite you. The quickest way to failure is to set impressive goals which are outside the realms of current possibility. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for dreaming big and challenging yourself, but maybe the start of 2021 isn't the time for this. 
  • Change things up: there's nothing wrong with mixing up your training for the next few months. If you don't like riding outdoors this time of year, there's nothing wrong with committing to Zwift or Trainer Road for a few months, or dowload that yoga App you've been thinking about for the last 6 months. If you want to try something different or new, now is the time to do it. 
  • KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid........don't make your training too complicated right now, there's just no need. Keep it simple, enjoy it, nail those sessions and you'll see big progressions down the line. 
  • Consistency: this is one of our favourite WhittleFit buzzwords, but it's a classic for a reason. If you commit to the process, just a little bit, day after day, year after year, you will become a more rounded athlete! Consistency is king!

WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 4th January 2021

 

Welcome back to our WhittleFit group rides and happy New Year! The sessions planned for this week are short & sharp, with a 45min tempo-style session on Tuesday morning and a 60min session on Thursday  evening. As always, the sessions are open for all, not just WhittleFit athletes.....and they're FREE! race header

  • Tuesday 5th January: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) Petit Boucle course 
  • Thursday 7th January: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) Royal Pump Room 8 course 

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up!