With the odds slashed on a white Christmas, the forecast means only one thing for triathletes; grey slush making cycling outside impossible, however warm your gear.
But, we’re one step ahead of the bookies and have rounded up 15 of the best turbo trainers (p60) to see which will keep your bike fitness up to speed without you having to step foot outside. While you’re thinking about workingout indoors, take some time to try complex training (p38). Using sets of contrasting exercise, combining plyometric moves with more traditional strength exercises, complex training has proven to increase power and performance in triathletes.
If you’re hankering after some winter sun, you’d be wise to enter our competition (p56) to win six nights in Mallorca with entry to the Powerman Duathlon in February. Sun and warmth is almost guaranteed. Plus it’s a great way to keep an eye on your fitness, which as our guest club, Clapham Chasers, point out, is important. Follow their top coaches’ advice on benchmarking through the colder months to ensure your PB targets don’t slip off track, and pick up some nifty trail running tips to maximise your time outside.
Keep up the good work and enjoy the issue.