Don't Stop Now: 10 Top Tips for Winter Training

Don't Stop Now: 10 Top Tips for Winter Training

Now's the time to test your mettle and find out what's under the bonnet. The season may be over - but the fun is just about to begin. 

It may be dark and cold outside - but this is the season that builds character. If you can keep moving and building strength through winter, you'll come out the other side stronger, more resilient and with a great base of fitness, ready to take on next season. 

We've checked in with the experts at Bloc Race Team - and they've been good enough to provide the following advice to help you stay motivated and moving this season: 

Prepping for winter triathlon training involves more than just mental grit—it's about the right gear, strategic planning, and safety. 

Here are 10 tips to help you stay on top of your game during the winter months. 

1. Layer Up for Runs and Rides: Don't let the cold deter you; opt for thermal, moisture-wicking base layers, an insulating mid-layer, and a windproof and waterproof outer layer to stay warm and dry during your workouts.

2. High-Visibility Gear is a Must: With shorter days and lower visibility, wearing high-vis clothing and accessories can make all the difference in ensuring you're seen by others.

3. Invest in Quality Lights: Both for your bike and yourself, high-quality, durable lights are essential for those early morning or late evening sessions.

4. Focus on Base Training: Winter is an excellent time for base aerobic training; lower-intensity but longer-duration workouts prepare your body for building up the high-intensity training to come.

5. Indoor Alternatives: Having a go-to indoor training plan for particularly harsh days ensures you don't lose momentum. Stay flexible.

6. Set Specific Goals: Whether it's improving your swim technique or boosting your cycling speed, having clear objectives will keep you motivated throughout the winter.

7. Nutrition and Hydration: Cold weather can suppress thirst; remember to hydrate regularly and maintain balanced nutrition to fuel your winter workouts.

8. Don't skip the Warm Up: Cold muscles are more prone to injury; make sure to incorporate a thorough warm-up and cool-down routine in your training.

9. Check Equipment Regularly: Winter conditions can be hard on gear. Regular checks and maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns.

10. Join a Community or Group: Training in the winter can get lonely and monotonous; joining a group or participating in team turbo sessions can help maintain motivation and add a social aspect to training.
Thanks to Gemma and the team at Bloc Training. For more advise, coaching and support, follow and contact them here:
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