So, with all cycling events being cancelled or postponed, the cycling morale is flagging a little. The first question many a cyclist would ask their fellow cyclist is, ‘So, what are you training for?’ Suddenly there is no clear answer. What are we training for now?
And with social distancing being the new word of the day, how do you get your ride in? The cycling addiction is real. It’s a thing. And we need our cycling fix. Here are a few suggestions:
- Every ride is still a race if you have Strava. If you do not have the Strava app on your phone yet, now is the time to make your presence known on this passionate online cycling community. Ample motivation to keep you riding and preserving your cycling reputation whilst keeping your social distance.
- Or you could go the other route. Use this time to remember why we ride. Take out your bike for a spin without a device recording every detail. Simply enjoy turning the pedals again.
- Dust off that old indoor cycling trainer you still have stashed somewhere. This may not be the most exciting solution, but desperate times calls for desperate measures, people. With an adrenaline pumping playlist and an interesting spinning class picked up from Pinterest https://za.pinterest.com/pin/238620480238017420/?autologin=true, you could have quite an enjoyable 45 minutes in the saddle. Here is an example:
- There is always an excuse not to stretch, but you might find yourself with some time on your hands to do some cycling specific stretching. Have a look at this cycling specific yoga sequence https://ilovenamaste.com/yoga-sequence-for-cyclists/ which could add some much needed variation to your training.
- Own resistance strength exercises for arms, legs and core is also a perfect way to kill some time whilst adding value. https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2018/01/04/4-strength-workouts-really-need-cycling/ has whittled it down to four essential exercises that every cyclist should centre on.
See you on the other side of the virus frenzy! Fitter, stronger and more balanced than ever.