Tag Archives:Training

Ring of Kerry Training: May Update

Posted: May 4, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

Apologies for the lack of regular updates on this recently but I hope that the good weather has been enough of an incentive to get you out on the bike as much as possible. By this stage I hope you are used to regular spins on the bike and beginning to feel that little bit stronger and more confident with each spin. It is now May with approximately 8 training weeks left until the Ring of Kerry. Depending on your progress to date these weeks could be the most important in your training in ensuring that you enjoy yourself on the day. [...]

Don’t like loosing

Posted: February 10, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

You'd think I would be used to it by now but legs were like lead on the road tonight. I would know how this guys feels if I were lucky enough to be second and that close to the finish line with the winner but got dropped about 5k from the end of the spin tonight. Ah well sure there's always the next time I [...]

Ring of Kerry Training Tips: February

Posted: February 7, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

With regards to training for the Ring of Kerry in July, February is the Month when you should be concerned with slowly beginning to extend your mileage and build on the level of fitness that you have already. For this month I would advise at least two session on the bike per week (preferably three) and two other sessions of strength/flexibility work which can either be done at the gym or at home. [...]

Ring of Kerry Training Tips: January

Posted: January 11, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 1

I have been getting requests lately to go into a bit more detail on how to prepare for the Ring of Kerry so seeing as it is approximately six months away I will outline what I would deem to be a sufficient plan in terms of getting you ready for the 2nd of July. I plan to post monthly review of training advice so the following is what I would advise as being important for the month of January. [...]

Cycling and Yoga

Posted: November 25, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

At the moment I am taking a series of yoga classes as a means of keeping myself flexible and strong during what is looking likely to be a long winter. I have to say that even after the first few sessions I find myself benefitting from it. Yoga is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years. [...]