’n’ weeks into ‘lockdown’

So where ever you may be you will be training within what is available. You may have discovered something new that has, and will enhance you sport when you are able to train/ race again. I have taken up twice weekly Yoga and definitely feeling the benefits. Think outside the box with regards to training and you may surprise yourself with what you can do. The most important thing is that we all enjoy what we are doing and hopefully cash it is when races are up and running again. A coach colleague in a conversation a few weeks ago suggested that we look at this time as an extended period of base training. Great idea. The occasional HIT session on the turbo or run intervals can be included for physical and mental wellbeing. Races into 2021 maybe is what we will be planning for and now is the time may to consider what you want to do then. Is it that Ironman you have promised yourself or to have a go at an extreme triathlon- Celtman for example. It gives a focus and those conversations with family with regards to support that will be required. Keep everything in perspective and stay happy and safe. Keep those massages and questions coming in as always good to hear how things are.

Thinking outside the box

Hi everyone,

Hope this message finds you okay? For those of you who are not able to watch the Giro there is a great series to watch on Netflix- The Least Expected Day- about the inside of the Movistar Team 2019. I will be watching cycling and the stars differently when it all begins again. For now we are all extending out winter base training because this realistically is all we can do. One HIT session each week or tapping into the occasional training session on one of the media platforms is great but think if its right for you. You can set yourself a challenge – mine is to master rollers and start Yoga. Fallen off the rollers a few times and argue whether the let go of the wall( lovely greasy mark now!!). But managed 30 mins last week. They were my two ‘ thinking outside the box’ ideas and to be honest feel quite proud that I have done it. So my challenge to you guys is to look at something that will challenge you and will also benefit your training and eventually racing. Whatever you choose enjoy it and if you want to run anything passed me look forward to hearing from you and keep those messages coming in. We may not be racing for many months yet but we still want to remain fit / active /healthy and happy. Take care and training wisely.