Let’s be honest with each other – it might be the new year but the effects of Christmas are still making themselves known. And those extra pounds on the scales seem to have come directly from the deficit in our bank accounts!
So you might think it’s not the best time to be talking about power meters – probably the most expensive bit of training kit you can shell out on (excluding your bike, of course). But we’ve got some pleasing news for you – advances in technology mean you can snap up a training device for less than £500. Turn to p30 to see the best bargains around and allow coach Phil Mosley to talk you through how use them in training. He promises they’ll be worth every penny you spend.
As you ramp up your training, you can expect to sweat more. But don’t just wipe it away. Measuring your sweat can help you make slight adjustments to your hydration regime, ensuring your body is getting exactly what it needs (p38).
As for me, the winter weather combined with a historic knee injury means I’ve been avoiding training outside, concentrating on the turbo and some strength training in an attempt to retain my fitness. The cold can have a serious affect on your muscles as the experts in this issue’s Training Zone club, Somerset RC Tri, explain on TZp12.
Stay warm and injury free this month and don’t forget to get in touch with your thoughts on this issue of Triathlon Plus.
Debbi Marco, Editor