In my preparation for the coming ski season, I purchased not one but 2 training plans. In a short time, they both have help substantially.
No matter what the sport is, a training plan is a must. I have my career and consider myself an expert in my field. So why not contact an expert in that field. Last year’s ski season was a roller-coaster of performances from week to week. With that in mind I pursued some coaching. Coaching seemed like a good idea but the costs were too high for my budget. The 2 places I sought help, both advised me a training plan is more affordable and the minimum any athlete should do.
Advantages I have found in a few short weeks have been
-More focused workouts
-More free time, eliminates a lot of wasted training days when you go by feel.
-Feeling rested and ready to go
-Saving myself from myself
-Understanding training philosophies
My recommendation is to talk to a coach and find out what works for you. Starting the conversation was easier than I thought and both coaching staffs have been easy to discuss options with creating one solid plan. You dont have to find two but get out there and find one.
For you cyclists out there is a quick link to velonews and a professional’s take on off-season training.