Motivation, where are you?

Oh yes and yes, for many triathletes it always looks like in February/March that the winter is endless. This is specially in our northern hemisphere ;-) How to find motivation for the countless inside turbotraining sessions or treadmill sessions? It is just like ” I want to get out to ride” again and again… and then it starts to snow…

Fly down to nice weather like Mallorca can be in February :-)

Fly down to nice weather like Mallorca can be in February :-)

Maybe one of these tips down are helping you getting over this period, where you don’t know if you should continue inside or move already outside:

1. Remember that to sit and ride inside on a turbotrainer can give you much more fitness and strength than the ride outside: no stopping in the trafficlights or roadworks or crosses
2. You slip with less hours sitting on a bike, when you sit on a turbotrainer, as you also slip all the downhills, and you have a constant heavy / continuous pressure in the pedals.
3. You slip getting or catching a cold or getting wet form a rain shower… Unless you pure a bottle of water on yourself, when inside :-)
4. You can absolutely concentrate on your biking, just on that …nothing else… but pushing the pedals
5. Get a new Garmin for your inside treadmill sessions, Garmin Forerunner 620 can do it all, also on a treadmill; like your cadence, and up/down movement
6. Get some new clothes and feel fit :-)
7. Train together with some friends… that can give you also a bunch of new energy
8. Move outside when the weather is for that; with a bit of sunshine, and enough clothes on you, you will enjoy your ride outside, and enjoy even more your rides inside again :-)
9. Find a place for your spring training camp; and start looking forward that, it makes you actually to train better = harder
10. Book your next trip to Nextlevelcamp on Mallorca/Alcudia; great place to train after your own program or program that is made by the maincoach down there… lots of good energy around you and lots of good people to train with. And this is the way to get to your next level, and survive the tough winter months :-)

Ironman Ivan Rana flew to Mallorca to be bikefittet by Retül guys like Todd Carva and Frank :-) And ofcourse he came to have a ride with us :-) And this is how the motivation is flying up!

Ironman Ivan Rana flew to Mallorca to get a bikefit by Retül guys like Todd Carva and Frank :-) And ofcourse he came to have a ride with us :-) And this is how the motivation is flying up!

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