What are you training for? Or more to the point, what is your current training program setting out to achieve? Are you training to be race ready?
I thought I’d share this article from Dig Deep Coaching about the importance of ensuring your training is in line with your race or event objectives. When it comes to training for a particular event, it all boils down to specifics.
Specific training for specific goals!
Simply put, your training should reflect your objective. If your main goal for the year is a solo 100-mile sportive with five big climbs, then just sitting in the draft for a relaxed paced three hour club ride every weekend may not be ideal preparation. Likewise if you’re aiming to smash your 25-mile time trial PB, riding a century wouldn’t be the best option. Set out your goals, then tailor your training to match them.
Some people even go as far as to train at the same time of day that their chosen event will take place! You don’t have to go that far, but making sure your training is matched to your objective will pay dividends come the day of your race or event.