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    • #20687

      Hi Lynda.As you know the pandemic is changing our way of life in many ways. Since all of the races are cancelling for spring and early summer I thought I might revert back to the last month of the Masters base training. I have just finished week three of the Masters build and peak plan. I have no gym access now so I will just resort to using my dumbels and do core workouts at home. Maybe I will invest in a bar and weights.

      Can you tell me if repeating the last month of the base program sounds OK and then resume the build and peak plan when I have an idea when the races will confirm in the summer?


    • #20688

      Hi DBentley,

      So many changes. We don’t know when races are going to make it back on the schedule but we can be hopeful and aim for August right now. Repeating the last 4 weeks of your Base plan, then progressing on to your BPR plan to peak for an August event is a great strategy. Apply all necessary modifications to your plan to train from home and socially distance yourself.

      Here are some thoughts on training I posted on March 17th

      – Only consider training if you are 100% healthy.
      – Practice social distancing. Avoid group rides and gyms.
      – Avoid non-essential travel and train indoors at home or close to home.
      – Reduce overall training load to bolster your immune system by lowering both the total training duration and volume of intensity.
      – Keep training rides under 3 hours in duration to avoid suppressing your immune system
      – Avoid any risky activities that may land you in the Emergency Room or at Urgent Care.
      – Strength train, stretch and do yoga at home.
      – released all their Premium content for free during this Covid-19 outbreak. Check out some new classes! Down Dog is another popular yoga app [3-18-20 update: DownDogApp is providing free access until April 1st for athletes and July 1st for students and healthcare workers]
      – Give a home workout app such as Sworkit a try.
      – Yoga studios, gyms and personal trainers have closed up shop. Several are putting their classes online for free. This is a golden opportunity to explore new workouts and types of training.
      – Use this time with reduced training volume to work on a weakness, stretch tight areas and rehab any lingering injuries.
      – Take really good care of yourself. Sleep 8 hours per night, eat your vegetables and manage stress.

      Coach Lynda

    • #20690

      Copy that and thank you for the additional information.


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