Keep in mind that during these very important winter base sessions that
it is CRITICAL THAT YOU DON’T “LEVEL JUMP”. You must respect your
body’s need for a sensible progression that allows for a healthy
adaptation process. Remy, Willie and Janet have laid out specific
benchmarks that we’re trying to hit but you must never try to over-reach
or you will simply end up sick or injured. An “over-reach” is more than
10-15min longer than your longest run for the previous 6 weeks and
30-45min longer than your longest bike for the previous 4 weeks. For
example, I’ve been off running for nearly a month so a 10 minute run is
considered an appropriate workout right now. A 30 minute run would be a
dangerous over-reach that could put me on the sidelines.
Train SMART, dream BIG, go FAST and have FUN!