It's Not Cold… Just Poor Preparation!
The temperatures are falling sharply in the northern hemisphere, especially here in Richmond, VA, USA with temperatures hovering around 0-7c / 30-40f and making for challenging conditions to train outside. And with so many articles around in social media and many cool smart trainers on the market enticing athletes to stay indoors and maximise training, there are still those who love the freedom that outdoor training provides… but surely it's too cold to train effectively outs
Getting Ready for the Winter Slog!
Your season is finished… you reached a high level of fitness and had some great results, maybe even a few PB's, or even qualified for the Nationals or World Championships and want to go even faster next year. So what do you do? Try to maintain this fitness as best you can and soldier on, or rest completely for a few weeks, or ease back slowly before building back up again? Most athletes of any level from novice to professional will have trained hard consistently for about 9-1