"ever get through T-2, start running and have your legs feel like lead? Practice transitions off the bike, slipping quickly into run gear and running about 10 minutes. Come race day, the run start will feel much better."
With only 4 weeks to go for our Open Water Swim venue to open, it is time for you to start thinking about how to best tolerate and master cold water swims. For a great article on open water swimming our sister company has, go to http://rehabtoracing.com/Cold_water_swimming.php.
If you are a Triathlete and keep up with the news on races, then you will be aware of the articles on deaths during the swim portion of the Triathlon. It is sad to hear about the tragedies in races and our hearts go out to all involved. An athlete can only control what they know, staying healthy, proper nutrition and smart training will hopefully get you to the start and finish line safely.
Nothing beats training in open water as often as you can. Learn about the effects the elements will have on you. Learn as much about your race as you can. Knowledge is power and with knowledge we can make smart choices about moving forward toward success.
A great informative book to read to help with concerns during a Triathlons swim portion is called "Fearless Swimming for Triathletes: Improve your Open Water Skills. Author Ingrid Loos Miller. (Find it on Amazon.com)
Now it is time to start training in Open Water....check out our open water swim training venue this summer.. See you out there!
Mother Nature doesn't always co-operate this time of year when it comes to riding outside. This makes training for early season races a challenge. Keep in mind that inside Trainer workouts this time of year are beneficial in several ways. Some of which are building early season bike strength, bike endurance and also condenses training time. Not to mention the safety factor of keeping you from riding on potentially slick, icy roads and in freezing temperatures.
Research shows 45 mins of intense trainer workouts equates to one hour outside. Even though most frown at the thought of a trainer workout.....these workouts do have a purpose and are easy to fit into your early base training. Whether it is 45 mins or 135 mins these are quality workouts if executed properly.
Push yourself with challenging workouts....it will only strengthen your ability to ride stronger and longer!
Remember that water is Vital and it constitutes approximately 60% of an adults body weight. Make sure you are drinking enough water on a daily basis.
Did you know that water helps your bodily functions in many ways? Just a few are, your metabolic functions improve, excess fluid retention is relieved and your body temperature regulates more efficiently. Also if you find that you have a bit of fatigue during a workout session, lack of proper hydration can be a cause.
We tend to think about drinking more water when it is hot, so don't forget even though it is cold outside you can still become dehydrated. Remember you can not make up a lack of fluid during workouts so be smart and Hydrate properly before, during and after your workouts.