So you have signed up for the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan and you are ecstatic! You want to get started out with your training and log some miles in the saddle so you can impress Eddy Merckx in July. There is only one problemÔ€Žit's November.
Okay make that two conditions: It's November and it's cold exterior. The days are short and dark, and it's typically raining or snowing. Do you nonetheless want to experience? Of course you do. Due to the fact you're a cyclist and you really like riding. In addition to, your riding buddies set in 100km final weekend and you've acquired preserve up.
Of program, there are advantages to holding off - redirecting your enthusiasm into one more exercise and waiting until finally spring to kick your sensible and structured training prepare into excessive gear.
Believe that it or not, taking a break is actually aspect of a prepare. A sound periodized training system generally features a relaxation period as element of the annual agenda. Your system wants time to recuperate from the stresses of extended hours in the saddle on those fantastic, sunny summer time days. For cyclists, the off season quite often occurs in November and December. A break now will imply you can launch your cycling training and aerobic base training feeling recent and prepared to concentrate on your objectives. A break now can save you time and injuries later.
So why is it so exhausting to take a break? Considering that cyclists are objective oriented creatures and we fancy to ride. But apply your brakes bit and take it easy.
It doesn't necessarily mean you have to lie all over on the couch for a month. Here are some tips to get your thoughts off pushing the major ring as well early. Attempt them out. Don't be anxious, there will be plenty of time to get in the saddle in the new year.
* Saturday morning coffee, taking in a matinee or museum exhibit * Retain aerobic fitness by hiking, cross nation skiing, rowing, dancing * Try a activity or an unrelated activity, these as rock climbing at a nearby fitness center, yoga, pilates or badminton (who doesn't really enjoy badminton?) * Glance up the wineries in the Okanagan and see if you can identify any of their items in your nearby liquor retailer * Verify out in which you might keep when you go to Penticton and plan a incredible household getaway about the July 10th weekend
Keep in mind, this down time will not last permanently. Take pleasure in it. And we'll see you in the spring with some training tips and hints that can get you to the finish line more quickly than ever before at the Granfondo Axel Merckx!