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Sep 09, 2013
How tired should I feel during my training plan?
Your training plan is designed to stress your body. All training plans (triathlon, running and cycling) also include recovery days and weeks. It is normal to feel fatigued or tired after workouts designed to take your body and fitness to the next level. If you start to feel “wiped out” consider taking one of the optional workouts as a day off, or cutting back your next workout. It is often life (job, family and friend) stress that can tip you over the edge and bring on an illness. You will notice when life is mostly smooth, it is easier to...
May 23, 2013
Are you training too much?
If you’ve finished your first race of the season and your results were less than expected, perhaps you’re training too much? It is common for endurance athletes (triathletes, mountain bikers, cyclists and runners) to have a very high work ethic. A great work ethic is a good trait, but it must be tempered. Take a look at your training plan to see if training volume and intensity over the course of several weeks looks like a rolling course profile. There should be climbs and descents, or peaks and valleys. Resist the temptation to follow an ever-increasing volume and intensity program...