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Have you created a training plan yet?

With daylight savings happening last week, we have an extra hour to ride in the evening! Which means training begins NOW! Have you prepared your training plan yet?

Eat Sleep Ride Repeat

March is a tough time of year for getting out riding.  I don’t know about you, but by this time, I am no longer excited about the snow and the cold.  I find more excuses not to ride than i would have early in the winter, even though I know that now is the time to start ramping up my training.  Its just the cold…. I am so sick of it.  It has gone on long enough!  This year is particularly bad, because we had a brilliant warm snap in February, so going back to temps near -20C feel more like I am jumping into the arctic ocean than looking toward spring.

So what do I do instead? I make my plan for the year!  Its a great time to start because it will help me be accountable for the next few weeks while temps remain below 0, but it will also…

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1 thought on “Have you created a training plan yet?”

  1. I’m fortunate to live in beautiful, dry Arizona so I am able to condition all-year. I use the Endomondo App and every month I come up with a monthly goal and increase my total mileage by 10% every month. I divide the total number of miles into days on a monthly calendar and allow the mileage to roll over when I don’t ride. I follow the simple principle now of if I want to compete I need to be riding at least half of the mileage every week for whatever distance I want to compete in.

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