We all know that feeling when you get home from work and all you want to do is sit on the sofa with a nice cup of tea. So what should you do? Skip the session or just reduce the power targets? We put the question to cycling coach James Spragg to find out the best approach, and why.
Sports scientist and coach James Spragg is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly’s ASK A CYCLING COACH series which comes out every Wednesday. Working both in research and applied settings, he currently runs Intercept Performance Consultancy . How to decide if you should skip the workout or not
In answer to the question, ‘ most training plans are too specific – how can I improve all areas of my cycling? ’, I talked about consistency being the key to long-term improvements. For most of us, that means that if we decided to skip the session every time we were tired from work, there wouldn’t be a lot of training going on. As a result we would miss out on that all-important training consistency.
My advice would be, unless you are sick, to always start the session. Until you start the session you just don’t quite know how you will feel on the bike. So get your kit on and jump on the bike – that’s always step one. What to do once you’ve decided to start the workout
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