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. We’ve 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!