Wow! Last season has come and gone in the blink of an eye. 2023 is here!
So many things I wanted to do got left behind. Seems there is only so much time in the day to work, train, eat, and sleep. How did you do? How will you do this year? I can help answer the 'how will you do' in the coming season. But a lot depends on what you do now to prepare for the upcoming race season and what you have done for the past few months.
Don't slack off and wait until March or April to start frantically training, trying to catch up your fitness to match all of your buddies. I hope you have been riding the past few months, keeping fitness, working on your weaknesses, planning for the new year. If not, then now it is critical to start getting on your bike at least 5 days per week. You must build a base of solid ground before you start zone 5, 6 and beyond.
Your base needs to be built of steel, the kind of steel you get from loads of Tempo and Sweet Spot Training (SST). Sure we need the long zone 2 Endurance ride, but not as much as you think right now if you are playing catch up. Take a look at my Titanium Foundation plan here. This is 12 weeks of base to super base building work that is sure to have you ready to crush the higher intensity work in the spring, without that high intensity wasting your legs and trashing your body.
We can work together to formulate a plan to get you back on track and have you rocking and rolling by April or May. This season can be very rewarding if you are patient, do the work that MUST be done now to build a strong foundation, and follow the plan as we move along toward the race season. Discipline and commitment is the key.
Best of luck in 2023!