Andrew Raynor Dover
Athletes in training at our Cyprus training camps.
It’s the beginning of April and already we’ve received correspondence from some very worried age groupers that their race season is going to be ‘not so great this year’ because of a winter preparation that may have been hindered by either injury or a sickness.
‘I got a cold that I just couldn’t shake!’
Unfortunately though it’s an excuse that we don’t buy at Trisutto. As I point out with regularity:
‘It’s only April, you have plenty of time to be ready.’
Being concerned that you don’t have the base miles to be able to complete an Ironman by July is a complete myth. And if you are an over anxious age group athlete let me put your mind at rest:
We at Trisutto never look to put base miles in during the middle of a cold European winter – when conditions are least optimal for training and most conducive for picking up illnesses. Instead, our squads are busy working on their weaknesses while training for shorter races. We build up and only start attacking mileage from April for the early June races and in May for those taking on the distance in July or August.
So if you have had a rough winter, but were still able to complete bits and pieces of training then rest assured that you haven’t ruined your race season at all. At this stage only negative thinking can do that. One must instead concentrate on turning a disappointing winter into a kick ass summer!
Trisutto season preparation camps are available throughout April and May:
Edith Niederfriniger & Irene Coletto Tuscany, Italy: 29th April – 1st May, 2017.
Mat O’Halloran Iskander Puteri, Malaysia: 9th April – 1st May, 2017.
Brett Sutton Mallorca, Spain: 1st May – 6th May, 2017.
Brett Sutton Paphos, Cyprus: 8th May – 13th May, 2017.
Michelle Barnes Vernon, Canada: 20th-22nd May, 2017.
View all Trisutto.com camps and packages here.
Trisutto.com online triathlon coaches are available to help improve your performance here.