Awaiting the Dragon
Hey All, I thought I would make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend and use the extra day off work to post this weeks summary. This week has seen the forecasted ‘fog of tiredness’ roll in. After some pretty big weeks & a return to long run sessions, I was expecting to be hit by the hangover so not to alarmed or demoralised by how I’ve felt this week. Good use of the...
5 hours. 85 miles. 4600 ft of climbing. I love the Malverns.
Loving Pinotti’s Italian TT champs kit.
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along...– John F. Kennedy 35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)
The Science of Sport →
Good read on the ‘barefoot running causes injuries’ debate.
On the Gavia I was never, never, never going to give up.– Andy Hampsten
Giro d’Italia Stage 19 →
Some great pics from yesterdays stage.
Hope the Sky + recorded the Giro action for me today.
The Barefoot Running Injury Epidemic →
Excellent article - EVERYONE should read this!
What's My Potential? | Endurance Corner →
Getting into shape – a problem for time-pressed... →
Another interesting article from the Biestmilch team
Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and...– p.d.t, I would say. Viktor E. Frankl (via fuckyeahexistentialism) (via ahighwaywithnooneonit)
Never run when you can walk, never walk when you can stand, never stand when you...– Pro cyclists mantra
The Science of Sport →
Joe Friel →
Yet another article supporting the argument that electrolytes do not prevent cramping.
Hey everyone, I thought I would start using this (vivacoppi) blog to post my weekly summaries from now on - for various reasons - but simplicity being the prime one. Please let me know what you think of the simple & clean lay-out - as I plan on customizing further - with specific content on various topics such as favourite sites, blogs, books, kit, nutrition etc. Anyway, lets get on...
3 hour run in the sun along the river. Painful but enjoyable. Now its Giro time and maybe a few zzzz’s.
4 hrs of the finest riding the Cotswolds has to offer, 3 hrs of Giro action, 1 bottle of Merlot & glorious sunshine. Bravo life!
Marco could climb…
paris87.net: Fausto Coppi: Il Campionissimo →
In honour of the 50th anniversary of his death… I know I’ve been all up on Fausto Coppi’s junk since day one of my tumblr, but let me break it down. Besides snubbing THE POPE! about his extra-marital affairs, being a prisoner of war in WWII and dying during an African hunting adventure, dude won…
Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike.– Fausto Coppi (via butidontevenknowher)
velodrome: Bianchi: The Winning Story Found on La Gazzetta. Also check some great photos from the Bianchi archives.
Joe Friel →
Couldn’t agree more with Joe’s post on workout nutrition.
Italian Cycling Journal →
11k of climbing anyone?
The Giro - music inspired by the Giro d'Italia |... →
Listening to the new Rapha CD - The Giro - and loving it! Forza, forza!
Stuck on a train thinking about yesterdays early morning ride….you can’t persuade me that quality of life is not more important than money.
4.25hrs riding today. Not bad for a school day. Viva Coppi!
Watching the Giro highlights - commentator just stated that the breakaway are riding at 70km/h. Different world.
Check out this weeks blog post: http://ping.fm/hjlhD
Immense Chemical Brothers CD with this weeks Sunday Times. Block rocking beats!
Better, I think, to make a difference and run the risk of failing sometimes, of...– Seth Godin
Race Week Diary: Ironman 70.3 Florida « Live &... →
Dirk runs a really impressive blog - with nice use of video, Twitter and Facebook. Great web design helps bring it all together into a nice package.