Sam Bennett. You don’t have to be first to be a winner

Sam Bennett. You don’t have to be first to be a winner

Updated 7th December 2019 Yesterday on stage 14 of the Tour De France Sam Bennett was placed 12th. Considering what he had endured from the first day of the Tour this was a great result in my opinion. The mass pileup in the first stage sprint left him severely injured...
Cyclists and the accidental mystery peak performances

Cyclists and the accidental mystery peak performances

The heavenly feeling Have you ever had some of those days on the bike? You know the feeling, no pain in the legs. Your breathing smooth as silk! And the best feeling of all, your legs feel like they are pedaling on their own with no effort from yourself. When you had...
Secret of cycling success, mental or physical

Secret of cycling success, mental or physical

I once heard a Cancer specialist being interviewed on the Radio. He mentioned how some cancer patients are told that they have to be positive about recovery. That positivity and willpower will help them overcome cancer. Double edged sword He suggested that...
Training methods for top cycling performance

Training methods for top cycling performance

updated 20th September 2019 Old school or new School Which is best for cycling performance Old school or new school training methods methods. I have heard these terms being bandied about over the last few years in regard to coaching and training methods . I didn’t...
5 serious symptoms of over training for aerobic sports

5 serious symptoms of over training for aerobic sports

Paddy Doran Coaching Blog A recent Irish Independent article by Cathal Dennehy Dec 3rd  about Kevin Dooney of Raheny Shamrocks and winner of the Irish National cross country running championships got me thinking about how training for sport can lead to altered mood...