Top Training Tips
Buy a turbo: They’re not the most exciting way to train, but if you can’t face another soaking, they’re a cheap investment that can easily fit into a busy schedule.
Get Blogging: Use a training diary to keep track of your miles and time in the saddle, comment on how your legs feel, and record your heart rate data.
Winter gear: If you must do all your training outdoors, make sure you’re properly kitted out to make it more enjoyable.
Be safe: Don’t take any risks. Make sure you’ve adequate lights and reflective clothing so you’re easily spotted by other road users.
Last winter we compiled, with the help of the forum, the RCUK Top Ten Turbo Tunes. But we think it’s about time we updated it, and this is where we need your help. Got a top tune that really sets your heart rate on fire? Or a collection of tunes that ease the pain of interval training? Or perhaps there’s one band that you insist on listening to while on your weekly training ride? Whatever they are, let us know, using the forum, and we’ll compile a new Top Ten.
Here’s an example of a Top Ten from last year.
A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays” – De La Soul – 4:01
Tour De France – Kraftwerk – 5:10
Firestarter – The Prodigy – 4:39
Take California – Propellerheads – 7:21
Beating around the bush – AC/DC – 3:56
Road Block – Stock Aitken & Waterman – 3:18 (trust me, it’s a cracker)
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand – 3:57
Breathe – The Prodigy – 5:34
American Idiot – Green Day – 2:54
Bang On! – Propellerheads – 5:45
Don’t worry if you can’t manage ten, just suggest any tunes that are particular faves and we’ll do the rest. The best suggestions will win a RoadCyclingUK.com jersey…