With an unexpectedly quiet year for racing, there comes a chance to reset, recalculate, and regain focus for the season(s) to come. While it may be easy to become passive about training, exploiting opportunities to dial in specifics can be as beneficial now as ever. It is about the BALANCE. Unregulated days of barbag-filled adventure, leaving the Garmin at home, can be exactly what your soul craves. Meanwhile, those workouts that complement long term, big picture specifics can be amazingly helpful to your progression. This is the beauty of this time period. Don’t completely neglect the specifics and write it off – racing may not be in your cards for the season, but let the joy of the PROCESS stoke your fire. Ancillary strength? Anaerobic system power? Aerobic ceiling? Sourdough bread recipe?
Use this flexibility to find the balance, routine, and progression that you need.
Carson Beckett, 22 // UCI MTB Racer // Coach // // Student // Outdoor Enthusiast