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    Off Season Training and Base Periods

    First off, thanks for all the input from the last thread about attacks.

    Not sure how much this has been covered before (did a search that didn't return any helpful results) so here goes...

    Finishing up my second full season of training and wondering how to spend the next month and a half before I start it all up again. Planning on hitting the gym and continuing to ride hills to add some strength. Next I'll take a short break prior to my official 1st base period (getting to 1st base seemed so much more exciting when I was a teenager...). Just wondering what other racers around here like to do. A few other questions too:

    1) Do you guys do other work during this transition period? FTP? Anaerobic? Etc? If so, does any work have any carry-over or benefit for next season? Or do you simply "start over" with a clean slate and build back up again?

    2) How long do you guys like to do Base work for? Friel (And I think I've seen a few other people) recommend doing 3 base periods for newbies which I would definitely qualify as. Any advice?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethman View Post
    First off, thanks for all the input from the last thread about attacks.

    Not sure how much this has been covered before
    (did a search that didn't return any helpful results) so here goes...

    Finishing up my second full season of training and wondering how to spend the next month and a half before I start it all up again. Planning on hitting the gym and continuing to ride hills to add some strength. Next I'll take a short break prior to my official 1st base period (getting to 1st base seemed so much more exciting when I was a teenager...). Just wondering what other racers around here like to do. A few other questions too:

    1) Do you guys do other work during this transition period? FTP? Anaerobic? Etc? If so, does any work have any carry-over or benefit for next season? Or do you simply "start over" with a clean slate and build back up again?

    2) How long do you guys like to do Base work for? Friel (And I think I've seen a few other people) recommend doing 3 base periods for newbies which I would definitely qualify as. Any advice?

    Thanks.
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    Just do lots of z2 for base and you'll be good to go.

    I shoot for 3 base blocks, but it really just depends on how much time you are willing to put into it.
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    I can't mentally do any training during the transitional phase. I stayed active with other sports, and lifted weights. It is difficult to do heavy lifts during the base period, so I did it before the base period.

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    I'm going to do some x-training. Probably swimming.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    ice skating and snowshoeing will be my cross training of choice this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    I'm going to do some x-training. Probably swimming.
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    dude, the swimming pigs are awesome.

    I took these photos last October:



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    You've given me an idea.. I'm slated to give a lecture on hazardous marine animals in a couple of weeks, I think the swimming pigs are going to make it in there.
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    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    man thats pretty water.

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    Exumas. It's a beautiful place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
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    Is that a cruise ship in the background? Why do the pigs get to do cooler things than I do??? I'm jealous.

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    Mmmmm pork soup....

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    Love the pigs. I remember someone said "Hey, look, self brining pork!"

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    Boy, those pigs sure could entertain a line up.

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    This thread has become quite lolzy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethman View Post
    Is that a cruise ship in the background?
    Looks like a charter boat to me.

    Why do the pigs get to do cooler things than I do??? I'm jealous.
    Now that is a good question..
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    pigs can swim. is this like an attraction somewhere that i can pay money to see? later.

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    Yes you can go swim with them.
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    doesn't seem quite as cool as swimming with dolphins.

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