Tag: Athlete

Staying Healthy Over The Winter Months

Staying Healthy Over The Winter Months

As an athlete it is particularly important to ensure I do everything possible to avoid illness or infection. If I get ill, this means I have to stop training, which can have a detrimental effect on my performance in any upcoming races, as well as 

Food I Travel With For Race Week

Food I Travel With For Race Week

When I pack to go away with the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team, be it to a race or training camp, I don’t just pack all my clothes, toiletries and cycling kit, but I also pack quite a lot of snack based food. I promise you 

10 Foods I Couldn’t Live Without

10 Foods I Couldn’t Live Without

Although I’m constantly going on about mixing up your diet and providing variety for it to be healthy, there are certain staple foods I buy every week and that I couldn’t live without. I thought I would share with you 10 of my favourite go-to 

My Daily Diet

My Daily Diet

One of the most popular questions I get asked as an athlete is related to my diet. Whether I eat a special one, sticking to specific foods and is it strict. By now you should already know the answer, but I thought it might be 

The Healing Power of Food

The Healing Power of Food

Since Libby passed away a few weeks ago, I must admit my highly nutritious athlete’s diet has been a little suspect. For the majority of the time I’ve still been able to stick to my general diet guidelines that I describe in my blog post 

On Bike Fuelling

On Bike Fuelling

This week I am in Majorca doing an endurance week of training on the tandem with a group of friends. It is the first time since I joined the British Cycling squad almost 10 years ago that I have been away training without the support 

Recovery Week Nutrition: Or Lack Of

Recovery Week Nutrition: Or Lack Of

As I have mentioned several times lately, last week was a rest week for both myself and Neil following on from the Track World Championships. Recovery is just as important as training and this needs to be both physically and mentally. Therefore when i’m having 

Ingredient of the Week: Chorizo

Ingredient of the Week: Chorizo

As I have been on a rest week from training this week, following the World Championships last weekend, I have let my usual food routine slide a little. Therefore, I thought that my ingredient of the week should reflect this and focus on a slightly 

Simple Pasta Bolognese

Simple Pasta Bolognese

Bolognese is a meal that is so comforting. It makes me think of home, feel relaxed and safe. When I get to choose what meal I eat the night before a race, or even if I’m racing late in the evening then for my lunch 

Being Cooked For

Being Cooked For

It always seems like a real treat to have a nice meal cooked for you. I love going home for that simple reason. Having my mum cook me a really tasty meal can’t help but make me smile and never fails to cheer me up 

Ingredient of the Week: Green Beans

Ingredient of the Week: Green Beans

Green beans are an umbrella term for several varieties of long beans that have edible pods. Strangely enough they aren’t all green as you can sometimes get yellow or purple ones. Other names for them include string or stringless beans, fine beans, or haricot vert. They 

Quick Fish Curry

Quick Fish Curry

Sometimes at the end of a week you just have lots of ingredients to use up. This is a great way of making use of all your leftovers and creating a simple and tasty meal. Curries are great for this style of cooking as you