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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!
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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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