Throughout the day, I was thinking about my training this year and what I need to improve on next year. I gained all these visions of what I was going to do pre season in 2012 but then I realised there’s still another 3 and a half months left here. My training starts now.
The major thing throughout winter is base miles, building stamina. This is something I desperately need to do. I’m quite fortunate that the club I ride for has gained a lot of members which are around my age in recent months, I was the only one for some time, this is a bonus for two reasons. One being the obvious one that it’s someone to gauge progress with but the other being that I’m no longer doing it alone. I’m able to share ideas and tips with people who are trying to do the exact same thing as me. I’m looking at 150 miles weeks throughout winter, with the main bulk of that being done over the weekend and with a small academy developing, it looks like this can be easily achieved through group rides, excellent.
Another thing I’m looking into is the possibility of TTT style training, these can be much longer than the standard TT session which I want to do throughout winter, so are perfect for keeping the legs sharp, especially as the majority of racing I want to do is very early on in the season.
In other news, we drew the winners to our giveaway yesterday, see the post below to check if you’ve won, or if you just want some stickers! 😉