Have you ever watched a war movie where the Marines are in training and they are under the command of a Drill Sergeant and everyone in the platoon hates that Drill Sargent cause he is getting them to do countless push ups, running miles on end, yelling and screaming and carrying on like a pork chop.
- Step outside your comfort zone. restructure your training program to something completely.
- You ever halfway in a training session and you are hours from home questioning yourself how on hell are you going to make it home as you have nothing left in the body? That is where the magic happens. Look for these opportunities where you can. You may need to do your crazy mile days in shocking weather, leave half your normal nutrition at home with all money so you can’t stop for food or you increase your long ride by 3 hours. You don’t want to do this too often but you do want them a few times a year.
- 100km time trials and a 12km run off the bike is always a good tester each month.
- 100X100 in the pool.
- 2 hour run on the treadmill four times a year.
- Do your weekly long ride every now and than indoors on the wind trainer.
- Crazy weekends. In the lead up to an Ironman, I get some athletes to do crazy weekends on week 12, 9, 6 and 3. These crazy weekends are normally a big Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Do you really need a day off every week? I think full rest days for most athletes are over rated personally and there are better ways to recover than on the couch.