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Off-Season Bundle includes the eArticles: Productive Off-Season Training, Year Round Cycling and Gaining a Mental Edge.
By Coach John Hughes
In these three articles Coach Hughes explains in detail what you can do in the off-season to improve your summer riding.
Productive Off-Season Training for Health and Recreational Riders describes how to build general fitness. Hughes says, “What you should do during the off-season depends on your cycling objectives, whether you ride primarily for your health or for recreation. This eArticle is both for people who ride primarily for health and also those who ride for recreation. It describes different off-season activities and then combines these into:
- A 12-week, off-season exercise program to keep you healthy during the winter months.
- A 12-week, more intensive off-season program for recreational riders to build your endurance, power and speed, preparing for base training.
Year Round Cycling: How to Extend Your Cycling Season
Hughes’ eArticle explains what you can do to successfully ride year-round with in-depth information on: 1) How to set your goals for the coming year; 2) How to train in the off-season to meet those goals; 3) What you should wear and proper equipment; 4) What you should eat and drink; 5) How you can improve your techniques; 6) How to stay motivated.
Gaining a Mental Edge: Using Sports Psychology to Improve Your Cycling
By the time we reach our 40s improvements in fitness come more slowly, but there’s no age limit on gaining a mental edge that will help us become better cyclists. Most cyclists can get greater improvement from investing some time each week in practicing mental skills than they could by spending the same amount of time in training! Whether you do weekend club rides, tours, ride centuries or race the off-season is the perfect time to learn mental skills including how to: 1) Set constructive goals; 2) Stay motivated;3) Build confidence; 4) Deal with pain; 5) Focus during a ride; 6) Develop a game plan; 7) Tactically manage your ride during an event.
The bundle totals 60 pages.