With last weeks race cancelled due to the gale force winds and torrential rain I thought I would give you some insight into the training I've been doing and the some of the types of workouts we use to enable our athletes to reach their goals.
Training is such an individual process and I’m a big believer in training to look at the whole picture rather than just the focus of the training.
What I mean by this is its a matter of looking at each plan individually so an athlete might be struggling with holding a position, or have an injury or imbalance.They tactically might not be aware or it could be their struggling on bike on their skills.
I have a lot of my own problems so a big part for me has been keeping on top of my strength and mobility so going to the gym twice a week has become an integral part of getting me stronger and keeping on top of the imbalances I have with my back.
There are so many ways of getting fit and so many sessions you can use, I’ve found the key to success is looking at each rider individually. Power profiling, looking how they adapt to training, mentally what they can take and also looking at all the elements including bike set up (following a professional bike fitting), and also if they have more than one discipline to train for, how each session effects the overall plan.
This is when our bespoke training programs come into play and have the support of an individual cycling or triathlon coach that you can work with to get the most out of you but also that gives you the accountability you need.