|Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2016 at 10:35 PM|
Well, it’s Thanksgiving and most of us endurance athletes are deeply entrenched in the Off-Season. This is that time of the year when we eat a little more, workout a little (or a LOT ) less and evaluate the year that was and the upcoming year we hope to have. As I’ve written about before, 2016 was not the TRI season I had hoped it would be. It’s now a distant memory and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.
As always, there will be a strong emphasis on functional strength training and a renewed focus on functional mobility and balance. Training aside, I have some big projects in the pipeline to be completed over the next few months.
1st- I’m pumped to be doing my first Product review for publication! I am in the process of testing the new Rudy Project Boost 01 aero road helmet and stacking it up against their more traditional aero helmet, the Wing57. This is HUGE because I was the first person in the US to wear this helmet outside of Kona, HI!
2nd – I’ve been selected as a test athlete for the Pre Season Project (PSP) which is being conducted by the world-wide coaching service TriDot. This program is fully measurable and my information will be stored in a data bank used to assess the importance of specific triathlon training during the offseason, or preseason as they call it.
3rd- I’m conducting an extended trial of the TitanFlex boom-bike, the TF-20. This is a semi-customized bike, built exclusively for me to address the issues with my back. I will be conducting a series of tests and will objectively evaluate the companies guarantee to reduce back pain from riding.
Each of these three projects will get individual blogs, but I wanted to share the announcement of them all here first. Stay tuned as this will prove to be the most exciting offseason yet!