With the final hours of 2017 slipping away, I spent some time on my Elite Drivo trainer this morning putting the finishing touches on a new holiday workout for you! Most cyclists view their new year training as a continuation of their usual routine. But there's no better time to switch it up and make a difference than in the new year!
I've also got a couple of tips in the video below that will help you kickstart your New Year training. Remember these two things:
1: Most of us are amateur athletes. As I said in my last podcast of 2017, amateurs plan their training around their life, while pros plan their life around their training. That means every single minute of training time is precious. You need to make every minute count, so aim for quality over quantity. Spend those precious hours training your weaknesses, building a solid functional base and ensuring your body is strong and resilient to ensure a quality cycling season.
2: Consistency is the key to improving your fitness. If you're not riding with any consistency, you're wasting your time. Building fitness requires your body to consistently be stressed to force it to adapt. Get on a plan, stick to a training schedule and you'll see bigger gains than you ever saw before.
In addition to those points, take a look at the short video I put together giving you the details on my new Zwift Aerobic Round Robin workout:
I've also updated my Tailwind Coaching Season Planning Worksheet for 2018. Yep, it's still a free download, and it's got a couple of additional bits of information attached to it. There's also a nice coupon code attached to it that applies to any of my downloadable training plans. All you have to do is download the worksheet and you'll get the coupon code in your inbox! So what are you waiting for? Get planning for 2018 and above all, have a happy, healthy and safe new year! I'm looking forward to helping as many of you as I can in 2018!