A while ago, someone gave an advice not to train, but have a day off from training in a bad/rainy day. Yeah well, you follow this advice and you don’t get to train a lot in the danish summer. At least not this summer So I would say, train also when it is rainy and windy, but take care of yourself
Yesterday’s weather was reminding me of winter in Denmark: 15 degrees, windy and rain. Not very unusual in Denmark during the winter, but in the summer…!
There are some important points to remember, when the weather is not like we wish:
– the weather can also be bad in your raceday, so it is good to try that on a training session. And it is ok also to train how to fix a flat tire
– shorten a bit the long training hours, if on the bike, do the training inside on hometrainer (and cut 15 min per hour compared outside training, meaning that 3 hours out is 2.15 inside)
– keep yourself warm, put enough clothes on, if the weather is hard, it can make you sick! Even you sweat, your skin can be cold, and upset your body
– remember the water and energy on your tour even if it is cold; you are sweating, so you need something to train with
– if you do long sessions in bad weather, then try to plan ahead, that you dont have any stress og such, in the 2-3 hours after.
Your imunedefence in the body is down at that time, so a good relax, shower, and dont get close to anybody that might be a littel sick.
– look the weatherforecast, and maybe even adjust your training to it, specially the long bike ride, hit a dry day if you can.
If you are training for Challenge CPH or another race in august, don’t get frustrated or irritated about missing hours on a bike, but do them inside instead. Do some harder and shorter training, instead of long rides. It’ll be good, and the weather will change soon.
I am lucky to have been travelled around during this summer, so I am ok with my training, and soon the Boulder camp is waiting!!!
Here one shoot from one of my tours in the summer, this time to Finland, and Helsinki. Just want to tell you to pay attention to the step of Paavo Nurmi (x-time worldrecord holder and OL winner), as today there is so much talk of which way is the best way to run. Is this called Pose, or heel or forefoot landing or even more barefoot
See you on the roads!!!