Long Rides and Runs this winter.


  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!