This is one of our favourite cakes to bake. It's packed full of almonds and eggs so is a fantastic protein fix. Protein is responsible for so many functions in our body, including building tissue, cells and muscle, as well as making hormones and anti-bodies. So when you're fed up with your regular protein sources reach for this recipe. It's low fat too - genius! Santiago cake or Tarta de Santiago originates from Galcia in Northern Spain. It's so easy to make and even easier
We came across this article and couldn't agree with it more so thought we'd share it! It's all about what makes the best cycle stops. We'd love to know your favourite cycle stops (only because we want to go and eat cake!) Let us know by commenting on this article or tweet, Instagram or Facebook us! We could start ranking them so we all know which ones to go that extra mile for! Now there's an action point...
Chiltern 100 - Grand Fondo, 16th July 2017 Preparation is everything leading into a ride of 100 miles plus. However, even with the finest detail carefully planned my day didn't get off to a great start. Meet time 05:45am. Alarm clock set 05:00am. Leave phone on just in case – whoops, on silent. Wake up time 05:55am!! My three friends were outside waiting, thinking that I'd duffed out and changed my mind! Luckily I don’t have previous on this but it did mean that I was drivin
Just over two weeks to go until the OSB Events Outlaw Triathlon and I have just completed a high volume week before I start to taper. I tried a couple of different sessions this time; with the hot weather I decided to do a non-wetsuit swim, just in case wetsuits are banned on the day. It was so much harder than I expected and made me realise how much support a wetsuit provides, especially for my legs. Here’s hoping that I can use my wetsuit on race day! For my “long ride”,
We spent three days with a group of friends cycling the route and climbing the Passos (or Cols) of the Maratona dles Dolomites, the Italian equivalent of the Marmotte bike event in France. These Passos are regular features on the Giro D’Italia too. We also cycled the route of the smaller Sella Ronda road bike event. We encountered some fine Pasticcerias serving great cakes along the way. Thoroughly recommend the area for a road biking trip: challenging climbs, technical desc
Tapering this week, so short fast intervals including a short but hard swim and cycle on Tuesday, a hard but short run on Wednesday, then a cycle/run brick on Saturday. The cycle element was on the turbo trainer so sadly no café stop this week. Training this week included a trip to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and swimming in the Olympic swimming pool which was amazing; swimming in a 50 metre pool is great, once you get used to swimming for twice as long with
It has been “high volume week”, culminating in a circa four hour bike ride on Saturday, half the time at 10% and the other half at 20% above race pace; and Sunday was a long run day at just above race pace, somewhere between 14 and 17 miles. Reason for the vagueness: my Garmin is on the blink! My training had been curtailed by my hip injury but felt good whilst training. However, by Monday evening the pain had returned demonstrating how difficult it is to manage injury and