3. LOWER INTENSITY, LONGER DURATION
Increasing training volume rather than average intensity is a sustainable way to improve fitness long-term.
What’s the best way to increase volume?
More low intensity time.
Low intensity allows you to ride for longer and is relatively less stressful mentally and physically, promoting sustainable and consistent training.
Try dialling back the intensity of your long rides in favour of a bit of extra duration.
4. RUNNING IN THE OFF-SEASON
Running, like the plyometric training mentioned above can help develop the strength of your fast twitch muscles.
More than that though, it can help in other ways…
The main benefit is that running can help fill “strength leaks” from muscles that get neglected by cycling alone. I’m talking about the glutes and hamstrings.
Try adding it to your plan conservatively.