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Using Heart Rate Variability in Running Training

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Training hard or training long has often polarized the endurance training community. Some train high volume and others high intensity, but what is right for you? You may know your body well and choose low intensity high volume training, or alternatively high intensity low volume training because ‘it works’. Contemporary research has begun to tease [...] [...]

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Understanding Cycling Data: Heart Rate with Power

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Using a heart rate monitor and power meter can open up a whole world of training possibilities. It can also lead to a great deal of confusion. In this article we outline a basic introduction to using a power meter and how this can quantify minute gains in fitness, that are otherwise undetectable. Using external measures [...] [...]

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The Goodearth Hotel supports cycling

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The Goodearth Hotel supports cycling The women’s cycling program has been a very fortunate recipient of ongoing support from The Goodearth Hotel, located in the Perth CBD and home to cycle friendly apartments and stunning views. For those coming to Perth to cycle for events, we would thoroughly recommend this as a hotel of choice. [...] [...]

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Michael Freiberg’s AIRhub: The Strava Killer

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Pacing Strategy is highly evolved in athletes. Ask a athlete to perform a 5 min effort and they can often do so to an exact mark. And why not, 8-30 hours a week are spent honing this ‘craft’…. Endurance athletes have an exceptional ability to positively pace through a 4hr+ effort, meaning starting out close [...] [...]

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Eating and drinking for the bike

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Everyone seems to have an opinion on nutrition. Gels, gus, power bars, sports drinks, jam sandwiches, smoothies, turkish delights, beetroot juice. The list is long. We provide some basic tips here for getting started. Energy output in cycling Cycling is an exercise that boosts your cardiovascular fitness by elevating your heart rate. Any sustained cardiovascular [...] [...]

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Harnessing the male voice

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Why White Ribbon? The concept of our White Ribbon charity ride was born in late 2014 when we discussed a bringing together the cycling community to support a cause that supports women. We wanted to share the strength and spirit we have gained in the three years of our program by providing help to women who need it [...] [...]

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Run Group!

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Running for recreation or triathlon or just to improve your fitness? We will be launching a new run group! Our new group truing schedule starts on Monday 5 October. Information about our run groups to start next month: Mondays 6am at Perry Lakes Reserve in Floreat with Leigh Elson is a super fit and experienced runner [...] [...]

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Along came Amy’s Otway Classic – Life on tour!

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Stefanie Van Amerongen joined the Nicheliving Racing Team for the Amy’s Otway Classic, the women’s NRS tour event that runs alongside Amy’s Gran Fondo in Lorne, Victoria. Stef is a very accomplished and successful mountain bike racer and time trialist and tells the story about her transition into national women’s road racing. “Last weekend I was [...] [...]

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Vo2 Interval training

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Vo2 Sessions with Brad Hall, these sessions are legitimately based around Vo2 max variables. Thus a Vo2 max test should be preferably completed prior the session to enable us to outline the variables Pmax and Tmax. These two variables detail upper limits of exercise INTENSITY & DURATION. Highly specific interval work can then be tailored [...] [...]

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Time Trial & Threshold power Sessions

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TT/Threshold Sessions – if you want to be able to sustain more power for longer periods, or build on your base fitness this session will facilitate it. With the TT season fastly approaching this session will improve your sustained power output Lessons taught by World TT Champion Jessica Allen involve targeted practice around sustained power [...] [...]

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