Of all disciplines in triathlon, running is arguably the easies to maintain over the winter. And while heading out into the cold can be a little difficult to motivate yourself at times, it’s a lot easier to fit into your day. On-season sessions tend to be more focused on building speedwork and getting up to […]
Training over the winter can be difficult as restricted daylight hours often places more importance of weekend sessions. Colder weather and slippery roads, can make training a little tougher, so here’s our guide on how to get the most from your winter cycle training. Keep it fun and add a social element After an end […]
During the off-season it is normal to have taken your foot of the gas a little with your training, since following a race season, it’s advisable to take a little break and allow your mind and body to rest. But what about when we’re ready to get back into the swing of things? How do […]
The small but very enjoyable highlight of my day this time of year is having a warm cuppa, in bed, before I rise and shine. Sometimes it is at 5am, sometimes it is at 6am when I like to indulge in this yummy, must-have treat. You see I definitely will choose caffeine before sleep anytime […]
What is Base Training & What are the Benefits?
This time of the year for athletes is a chance to continue training but decrease the intensity after a season of hard racing. It is counter-productive and physically very difficult to continue training all year round at high intensity and expect the body to keep responding in a positive way.
A group of like-minded athletes will provide you with a supportive, competitive, fun and motivating environment which will make you want to keep turning up whatever the conditions are like outside.
If you have had a busy summer of racing now should be a time of REST and RECOVERY. I will always recommend athletes having at least TWO WEEKS OFF after their last race of the summer season. Triathletes especially, have a hard time slowing down and having time off, but you benefit hugely from some time off before you begin the long winter BASE MILES that start the PREPARATION for next season.
After your last race at the end of the summer it is always a good idea to have 1-4 weeks off, and this gives your body a chance to recovery after the summer season and the time off always makes getting back into training so much better because you really begin to miss the buzz of the sessions and the racing!
to talk about over-training and how it relates to what you eat and don’t eat and how nutrition plays an important part in making you the ‘complete’ athlete. Nutrition is as important as any training session, you don’t put diesel in a petrol car and expect the same performance, do you?