With offseason still here for most of us and event schedules in the state of flux due to pandemic restrictions, Coach Matheny gives valuable tips on how to best approach your training. Whether preparing for mountain biking, road racing, or triathlon, these recommendations will help you maintain training flexibility when you're not sure when your next event will happen.
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Training only on the bike can bring about structural weaknesses. If we're lucky, these can be inadvertently addressed by activities we chose to do off the bike. If not, they require the eye of a good coach to diagnose and address. Either way, the offseason is the best time address them. Coach Matheny also mentioned that unless you're a pro athlete with virtually unlimited training time, you're usually better served by addressing weaknesses for at least a portion of your off-season, and how it's easy to get addicted to putting in big miles and end up not ever being recovered enough to do quality intensity workouts to really increase your performance.
Three simple steps to keep from being a sloth over the next couple of weeks! While the general population resigns themselves to losing fitness and gaining weight during the holiday season, there’s no reason those of us who value physical performance can’t employ a bit of creativity to continue the quest for improvement despite family commitments, travel, and everything else that goes with the holidays.
Starting to plan your offseason training? Or maybe you're thinking about adding strength training throughout your competitive season to increase power and reduce the risk of injury. Either way, endurance athletes need to focus on the basics to get the most benefit from their workouts.