We have a tendency to train through anything, don’t we?
For some, it’s because training has become such a stress relief they don’t know how to live without it.
For others, it’s because they are certain if they don’t train all their fitness will magically disappear.
Sometimes though it’s important to take a step back and ask, “Am I hurt or am I injured?” and from there decide if jumping into the next session is right.
“I hit 800 watts on that climb!”
“I was able to stay just under 275 watts the entire ride.”
While this may sound impressive (or unimpressive) to you, I want to take a moment and tell you why those numbers don’t matter and why you shouldn’t put too much weight into the fact your riding partner consistently rides 25 watts higher than you.
Temperatures dropping can also mean a drop in motivation.
You pull up your weather app and it reads 30º, all you can think about is crawling back under the covers and sleeping for the hour you had planned to run.
Here are some things we do to beat the cold and know they can be beneficial to you as well!
As the weather turns and fewer races are on the schedule it’s really easy to fall into a Netflix and “bulk” season.
Then when it’s time to prepare for your first race you feel like you’ve never trained a day in your life.
So what are some ways to optimize your off season? Let’s look at some options!
What information you should have on your watch face. The best answer is to have the data you’ll be using and the data you understand.
If won’t be using it, you don’t need it.
If you don’t understand it, you definitely don’t need it.