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How to Set up Your Off-season to Maximize your Racing! | #18 ft. Aaron Geiser




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In this episode, Aaron and I discuss recent Ironman races and the importance of the off-season. We highlight Chelsea Sodaro's performance in the Ironman World Championship and Dan Plews victory in the California Ironman. We also discuss the impact of separate Ironman World Champ races on participation and vendor presence. The conversation then shifts to the off-season, with a focus on taking time off, incorporating strength training, and building a solid foundation for the upcoming season. We emphasize the importance of maintaining the fun factor in training and the benefits of strength training for bone health and injury prevention. We also discuss the value of engaging in winter sports for variety. 


In this episode, we discuss winter training, cross country skiing, and the challenges of cold weather. We also talk about off-season training, injury management, and the base building phase. The importance of training intensity and variety is emphasized, as well as finding entertainment in aerobic workouts. Aaron hosts a long Zwift ride every Saturday at 8am EST!


TAKEAWAYS

1) Off-season training is crucial for building a solid foundation for the upcoming season.


2) Taking time off and incorporating strength training are important aspects of the off-season.


3) Maintaining the fun factor in training is essential for long-term consistency and enjoyment.


4) Strength training is beneficial for bone health and injury prevention.


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OUTLINE

00:00 Introduction and catching up

01:19 Discussion on Chelsea's performance in the Ironman World Championship

04:03 Impressive performance by Lucy Charles Barkley

05:17 Dan Plews victory in the California Ironman

08:33 Impact of separate Ironman races on participation and vendor presence

10:50 Transitioning to the off-season

19:46 Taking time off and incorporating strength training

25:08 Building a solid foundation for the upcoming season

26:34 Balancing swim, bike, and run training

28:29 Maintaining the fun factor in training

32:23 Importance of strength training for bone health and injury prevention

35:12 Incorporating lateral and twisting movements

39:00 Engaging in winter sports for variety

42:12 Winter Training and Cross Country Skiing

43:13 Challenges of Cold Weather

44:27 Off-Season Training and Injury Management

45:23 Base Building Phase

46:15 Training Intensity and Variety

50:02 Importance of Variety in Training

51:25 Finding Entertainment in Aerobic Workouts

52:20 Zwift Ride and Interactive Training

54:24 Making the Podcast More Interactive

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