Now we are going into November a few thoughts about what you could consider as you look towards 2020.
- Set a goal – make it realistic – make it achievable – work out how you are going to get there. Your goal could be to complete a Sportive, a multi-day holiday ride, entering a TT or try road racing.
- Try and establish what your weaknesses are and work on them. If you can easily complete 100miles your endurance might be good, but, can you climb, do you struggle when pushing hard into a head wind? Do you suffer from pain on the bike. Could a bike fit help? Get one done now and this will allow your body to adapt to a new position.
- This is the time to re-establish your fitness base with easy rides. Winter miles = Summer smiles
- Mix it up. This is the ideal time to compliment your training with cross training, swimming and running are ideal warmer activities for winter. Start a strength and conditioning programme and stick with it. Re-address the muscle imbalances that come with just cycling particularly in the posterior chain of glutes, hips and hamstrings. Yoga is both good for flexibility and strengthening the whole body.
In summary, set your goals, build your base, work on your weaknesses, adapt your body to your bike and be consistent.
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