Time to ramp up the intensity

So it is the beginning of the racing season for some of us cyclists in Socal. That means by now we should have all gotten enough base miles in. Wether those base miles are LSD Long Slow Distance or Tempo rides. Now it is time to add intensity. One of the biggest mistakes of training athletes is to add a new and more taxing effort to the workout repertoire and not take anything out. This leads to fatigue, not enough recover time, and eventually over training.When my athletes are  done with the majority of their base training I cut the  tempo workout in half and only have them  do it once a week. That gives the opportunity to fit in more intense efforts on days that they  would have been doing a second or third base training efforts. See you all on the road or in class

Cheers Coach Jesse