skiing, if it’s warm enough where you live, mountain biking,
road biking, aerobics classes (they not just for girls!).The
off-season is also a great time to do some bulking up, consider
some supplements like protein shakes if you are serious but
don’t forget to get the cardio exercises in! The last
thing you want is to get to your first race and be out of breath
within the first 5 minutes!
gym workouts can be a drag, if you find this get yourself a
workout partner, a buddy who can encourage you to push/lift
and run faster and longer. Also, keep a log book of the weights
you use and targets achieved and constantly try to better them.
riding is another great way to get some bike time in when it’s
cold rainy and wet – if you can, find somewhere close
to the house to do some riding and while doing it concentrate
on a specific skill like clutch control or cornering. Trail
riding teaches you agility because it requires you to be very
alert to your surroundings. Plus it’s fun!
the weather permits and you can ride on a track, throw in some
variations such as 2 lap sprints with a buddy and see if you
can improve lap times, practice riding close to one another,
this can bring a fun factor in and keeps things interesting.
Here are a couple pointers you should be doing besides training
and keeping everyone happy:
If you plan on getting a new bike for the upcoming season, now
is the time, you will want to spend time going through it to
set it up the way you want it so it feels right for you…
before the season rolls around.