Coach Dom's Tips
So, 2015 is here and many of you will have already sorted your racing and training plans for next season. It's pretty crazy but many races have already sold out. Many of you will have entered Ironman events or World Championship qualifiers. Some of you may be attempting to complete a particular race distance for the first time. It's certainly an exciting time of year!
One or two pointers for your training:
Firstly, solidify your goals for 2015. What races? What goals? Write them down. Pin it to the fridge!
Secondly, solidify your weekly training structure. The athletes who do the same sessions, on the same days each week (and at the same time) are the athletes who train consistently and achieve their goals. Discuss and agree with your support team (family, friends, colleagues).
Thirdly, get your nutritional programme back on track after Christmas. We all indulge over Christmas. Make sure poor nutrition hasn't become a habit!
Lastly, and specifically to this time of year, start to think about transitioning from winter base building (hibernation for some athletes!) to more targeted higher intensity work. Think about what interval sessions you're going to do in the different sports and how you will increase the difficulty over the next 3-4 months. Ideally, this will be written down and pinned to the fridge or somewhere else you will see it every day.
If you are interested in any additional support with any of these things, we have some superb coaches in the Club. We'll be delighted to help so just ask.
Good luck with your training. See you in the pool, out on the bike or on the trails!