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Transition Period in Cycling



Hey everyone!

It's been a while since my last post. Due to training and racing issues I could hardly find time to keep my blog up to date. Now I'm totally back in business, guaranteed!

Well, the last competitions for this season are nearly over and as serious cyclists we all have deserved a whisfully expected break from our everyday training routines.

But...

How do I make the best out of my transition period and why is it so important?

After your last competition this year it's recommendable to take a complete break of training for just as long as it takes your body to completely recover from all the physical and psychologycal stress accumulated during the whole season. This could be one or two weeks of pure relaxing and just doing things you like. Go out, have fun with your friends, but for god's sake don't ever dare to think of your bike in this period.
The importance of this is to prevent burnout due to training and creating the possibility of starting new season's preperation with new enthusiasm and totally recovered.

The following weeks you should start training your endurance again but go without your bike as much as possible. Try other sports you like. For example, swimming, running, ski touring boxing, playing football and many more. These activities strenghten your entire body and endurance. Furthermore you will be fired up to get back on your bike again when it comes to starting your daily training routine with all those long rides working your basic endurance.
This is key not to be sick of cycling to early next season.

Keep resting,
Glenn




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