Whether we like it or not, winter is around the corner and believe it or not, I have been thinking about winter training. Although the weather is really warm, during the day that is, and we would like it to stay this way, I’m afraid to tell you it will not last.
It will soon be time to use winter running and cycling gear, which I’m not going through the list as I’m sure you’ve all got some in your wardrobe somewhere. Or is it time to hit the shops, and maybe if you ask nicely, Mr Father Christmas might bring you something nice.
Going back to training…… Personally, the aim for next year is a PB in Ironman70.3 distance. Whether it’s in an Ironman event or not is a different matter. I have two objectives this winter. Firstly, Swim, swim, swim … many Miles to get that crawl near perfection, by swimming three or four times a week. Secondly, concentrate on leg Strength for the run, by also competing in cross country events. And of course suffer in many Core workouts.
I’m actually looking forward to winter training, especially for those 6am run in the cold frosty air, and hopefully snow. Those morning training sessions are so rewarding, confirming the dedication and determination I have.
So bring it on! Let’s get stronger and faster!
What are your training objectives this winter? And are you registered for any events?