In recent conversations with several of my athletes I have had them refer to the period after their race season is over as their own silly season. What makes it silly is that they aren’t ready to begin off-season training or they are wrapping up one sports season and to start a fall/winter sport. I find that self-coached athletes often struggle the most with the training and non-training demands of their own silly seasons. So today I am going to talk a bit more about this crazy time of the year for competitive amateur athletes and how to survive it, but before we dive in I have some notes.
This week Coach Rob talks about the top 8-10 items he sees beginner cyclists getting wrong. Some of the items are just expansions on a theme but still very important issues Rob sees come up all too often. None of these items are meant to be overly critical as we were all once beginners. So have a listen and learn how to become a better cyclist.
I recently spoke about making comebacks in a prior show and promised I would cover the subject in a new Endurance QuickCast. Getting started in sport again after a layoff can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. Layoffs from the sports we love can occur at any time and the reasons are many. So I am going to cover several scenarios and how you can quickly and safely transition back.
Coach Rob this week on the Endurance QuickCast talks about a pattern he sees in his athletes and other Amateur Endurance Athletes. Rob talks about the realities of what it means to win and how long it can take. He also talks about the curse of dominant success at a local level. Coach Rob also talks about how to stay fresh and stay motivated as you embark on a competitive lifestyle. Also, learn about what you can do to break out of a rut and maybe make a come back or how your work inspiring others can bring your energy back.