As winter fades away and spring arrives, many athletes are starting to look at their first races on the calendar. Some feel confident, others begin to panic. Transitioning from the base period into a race specific build can be daunting.
It seems to be a late winter here in Colorado at least, and winter's steadfast grip is leaving many athletes wondering what to do with early season races looming on the horizon. Here's how you can stay sane and stay on track even with a foot of snow on the ground.
Now is the time perfect time of the year to start using the Threshold Improvement Notification feature in TrainingPeaks. As you move from base to build and as the first race of the season looms closer, your threshold will likely change more quickly. Using this feature will keep you up to date and training in the right zones.
As athletes, we ask our bodies to do extraordinary things - so we have to fuel them in extraordinary ways. Nutrition is crucial to enabling your body to process the stress of training, work and life, and to nurture it to higher performance.
You know that guy. The guy that comes out to the weeknight group ride and just rides people off of his wheel. He just throws down the power. "He’s gotta have a big pair of lungs.” Well, yes, Joe could possibly have a big pair of lungs, but do the size of his lungs really have anything to do with his performance ability as a cyclist?