“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” - Buddha
Optimizing the Offseason - Part 6:
Adapting in the Present to Perform in the Future
For many of us, this is the time when we look at when our endurance training in the pool, on the bike, and in our running shoes will start to build in volume and intensity as we strategically look to peak for our “A” races. Those of us that have implemented a focused offseason strength plan for endurance athletes may start to wonder how this will work as our traditional endurance training starts to take its place once again in our routines. How we handle this transition has a lot to do with our early season race schedule and the goals that we have set for ourselves in the offseason. Goal Setting is a continuous process and goes well beyond the activity of identifying and choosing goals, and we will continue to unpack the performance psychology aspects of Goal Setting in the weeks ahead.
Incorporating Offseason Strength with Endurance Training
Strength training is not added to our training plan, it is an integrated part of an effective training program. All aspects of the program are aligned to control the training stress and increases in volume and intensity to maximize outcomes. If you are doing this yourself, here are a few key items to maximize your results as your endurance training starts to pick up.
Axes Performance Tip #6
- Coach Brad
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