Offseason Training

Offseason Training Articles

From the last race of the season to the start of base training, here's how to make your offseason count.

6 Offseason Tips for Triathletes

6 Offseason Tips for Triathletes

A smart offseason paves the way for a great race season. Prepare for your best year yet with these tips for offseason training.

How to Pick Offseason Races

How to Pick Offseason Races

Whether you're looking to improve your run, set yourself up for a solid season next year, or just have a little fun, the offseason is a great time to shake things up a bit.

Transition From Triathlons to Fall Cycling

Transition From Triathlons to Fall Cycling

If your triathlon season is winding down, that's no reason to hang up the bike helmet. Convert your training into a strong performance at a cycling event with these guidelines.

Q & A: Training for Running Races After Triathlon Season

Q & A: Training for Running Races After Triathlon Season

Is August too early to think about your offseason? Not if you plan to do some Fall running races. Here's how to make the transition without losing your edge.

Emphasize Rest, Strength, Endurance in the Offseason

Emphasize Rest, Strength, Endurance in the Offseason

Whether you're ready for a break or motivated to train for next summer, take the time to plan your offseason workouts.

10 Things to Do When You Finish the Last Race of the Season

10 Things to Do When You Finish the Last Race of the Season

If you are finished with your last event of the season and you are looking for some ideas about what to do next, read on...

Transitioning to a New Season

Transitioning to a New Season

In the last few months you've been focused on race-specific training. As the season closes down, coach/author Joe Friel observes that it's very difficult for athletes to shift training emphasis to get ready for next season.

Run Workouts to Help Save Your Fall Fitness

Run Workouts to Help Save Your Fall Fitness

Want to have fun in the fall without losing that hard-earned fitness? These workouts will build running speed for autumn racing without the same dedicated training you did during the season.

Q & A: Keep the Competitive Fires Burning

Q & A: Keep the Competitive Fires Burning

Wanna race in the offseason? Learn how to manage your recovery and training to suit your competitive needs.

The Fourth Season: A 12-step Program for Ramping Down

The Fourth Season: A 12-step Program for Ramping Down

The off-season is one of the most critical yet least understood parts of training. Here is Mark Allen's 12-step process for ensuring your downtime lives up to its potential.

3 Swim Drills to Motivate Your Winter Training

3 Swim Drills to Motivate Your Winter Training

The winter is the perfect time to bring the intensity of your swim training down a notch and focus on technique. Try these drills to make you more efficient in the water, leaving more energy for the bike and the run.

Q & A: Winter Training Mix and Scary Swim Starts

Q & A: Winter Training Mix and Scary Swim Starts

In her latest Q and A, Active Expert Gale Bernhardt outlines winter training for triathletes and provides tips on making the swim start a little less nerve-wracking.

10 Tips for the New Year

10 Tips for the New Year

Whether you're a beginner or podium seeker, everyone wants to start the season off on a good note. Here are 10 valuable tips for goal-setting, training and racing.

Use the Offseason to Unwind, Explore and Regroup

Use the Offseason to Unwind, Explore and Regroup

It's important to have a good approach to your offseason. Here's how to get the break you need without missing opportunities to set yourself up for a great next season.

Turn On the Offseason

Turn On the Offseason

Part of a great season is a great offseason. This offseason is the time to recover and to reflect on the athlete. For some, the very idea of time off can be stressful. How will you de-stress without your usual workouts?

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect: Overhaul Your Swim Technique This Winter

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect: Overhaul Your Swim Technique This Winter

The offseason is the best time to overhaul your swimming technique. The challenge is that drills and yardage without focus are barely worth the effort.

Variety is the Spice of Indoor Training

Variety is the Spice of Indoor Training

As you put together a detailed plan of attack, think in terms of how you can make use of all the resources available to you, in terms of equipment, health clubs, training partners and training videos if you own them.

Train Indoors Without Going Insane

Train Indoors Without Going Insane

A solid indoor training program can lay the foundation for the summer racing months. Here's how to avoid going stir crazy while working out indoors.

Embrace the Season: 5 Tips for Winter Cycling

Embrace the Season: 5 Tips for Winter Cycling

Now that cold winter weather has settled into most parts of the country, it's time to break out the trainer, turn on the TV and sweat the hours away, right? Not necessarily. These five tips will help keep you on the road all winter long.

Focus on Form: Offseason Cycling and Running Drills

Focus on Form: Offseason Cycling and Running Drills

Use the winter months as an opportunity to work on technique and form. These drills stress efficiency and aerodynamics, and will add variety to workouts.

Do Spinning Classes Help or Hurt?

Do Spinning Classes Help or Hurt?

When the weather forces athletes indoors, some turn to Spinning? for their cycling workouts. But how does a structured class fit into your training plan?

Does Lactate Threshold Speed Change in the Offseason?

Does Lactate Threshold Speed Change in the Offseason?

Gale Bernhardt tackles a question about the change in lactate threshold speed during the offseason. Should training zones be adjusted accordingly?

Offseason Intervention: Train Fast to Race Fast

Offseason Intervention: Train Fast to Race Fast

Did last season see your speed hit a plateau? If you want to go faster, you need to train like it. Here's how to approach your offseason workouts to accelerate your race times.

Offseason Cycling: Laying the Foundation

Offseason Cycling: Laying the Foundation

So it's winter. It's cold outside, it's getting dark earlier and triathlon season seems a lifetime away. For many athletes, the offseason is the most difficult time of year. Here's how to turn that around.

Stay on Track

Stay on Track

What is the most important thing you can do to successfully achieve your goals? There's an easy answer, though implementing it takes work.

8 Tri-Training Tips to Help Plan Your Season

8 Tri-Training Tips to Help Plan Your Season

Whether you're gearing up for your first tri or aiming to improve last year's PR, apply these training principles to make sure your season is a success.

Train Smart This Winter: Base Training Basics

Train Smart This Winter: Base Training Basics

Going slow to get fast is a difficult concepts for triathletes to wrap their minds around. But when applied to base training, it will pay off down the road.

The ABCs of Planning Your Race Season

The ABCs of Planning Your Race Season

Whether you're a recreational or competitive athlete, this is an excellent time to consider what you'd like to accomplish athletically in the upcoming year. As with many things, planning is the key to accomplishment for your race season.

6 Tips for Exercising in the Dark

6 Tips for Exercising in the Dark

Just because the days are getting shorter, doesn't mean your workouts have to. Follow these tips for training after sunset.

Short and Sweet Saviors for Maintaining Bike Fitness

Short and Sweet Saviors for Maintaining Bike Fitness

Rather than trying to cram more training into an already packed holiday schedule, try boosting the impact of a couple short workouts. Here are two examples.

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