Santa Fe Camp: INHALE!!!!!!

Check this out!

We just showed up in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday. The rest of the Exergy crew is arriving tomorrow and I can already feel the elevation.

Training tips for moving to elevation:

1) Sleep: sleep as much as you can. Sleep is very important in managing your hormone balances which promote healthy weight management.

2) Hydration: your body will dry out, thickening your blood. You may even lose weight, however it will mostly be water weight. Drink as much as you can during travel and especially during the first five days.

3) Avoid extremely intense intervals. Give your body time to adjust to the elevation and remember that recovery times (post-intervals and overnight) will be longer than usual, especially in the first 5 days

4) Enjoy the good days, enjoy the bad days. Sometimes it is better to just ride.

Also a shout out to my coaching clients at Whitman College who all pushed it to the max at last weekend's Tour of Walla Walla (Check out their reactions from the spring's racing here!). Next up Conference finals in Pullman with 2 of 4 PMC clients qualifying for Collegiate Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin in early May! Time for the final workouts before their taper. Great work Molly Blust, who has been working hard since October 1st and will be joining the A women's squad for the Team Time Trail; and also Chelsea Momany who has worked very hard during her senior year to find success both on the road and on the chalkboard! Look for Chelsea in the Nationals Road Race!

Moonrise (big harvest moon!) during our travel day today!

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Cycling in a Toque: Santa Fe Camp: INHALE!!!!!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Santa Fe Camp: INHALE!!!!!!

Check this out!

We just showed up in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday. The rest of the Exergy crew is arriving tomorrow and I can already feel the elevation.

Training tips for moving to elevation:

1) Sleep: sleep as much as you can. Sleep is very important in managing your hormone balances which promote healthy weight management.

2) Hydration: your body will dry out, thickening your blood. You may even lose weight, however it will mostly be water weight. Drink as much as you can during travel and especially during the first five days.

3) Avoid extremely intense intervals. Give your body time to adjust to the elevation and remember that recovery times (post-intervals and overnight) will be longer than usual, especially in the first 5 days

4) Enjoy the good days, enjoy the bad days. Sometimes it is better to just ride.

Also a shout out to my coaching clients at Whitman College who all pushed it to the max at last weekend's Tour of Walla Walla (Check out their reactions from the spring's racing here!). Next up Conference finals in Pullman with 2 of 4 PMC clients qualifying for Collegiate Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin in early May! Time for the final workouts before their taper. Great work Molly Blust, who has been working hard since October 1st and will be joining the A women's squad for the Team Time Trail; and also Chelsea Momany who has worked very hard during her senior year to find success both on the road and on the chalkboard! Look for Chelsea in the Nationals Road Race!

Moonrise (big harvest moon!) during our travel day today!

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