Post Season!!!Barry Wilcox
When I was typing this post out earlier today I realized how much I could say about what happens once post season arrives. First, it’s a time to reflect on things I can improve on for next season. I can modify training specified around the terrain of next year’s races, change/replace equipment, think about getting more sleep and less work, and dialing in the training/nutrition to promote better recovery and performance. It’s all about progression. Second, designing my classes that I teach at Park University here in Gilbert. I’m teaching Intro to Kinesiology, Community and Behavioral Health, and Strength and Conditioning. I truly enjoy teaching as the majority of students I teach are student athletes and future healthcare providers. Many want to be physical or occupational therapists, strength and conditioning specialists, physician assistants, nurses, and exercise physiologists. There is strength in experience and I have a lot of it to share with students. And lastly, the post season allows more time to be social and see family and friends. There are multiple areas to wellness and being social helps provide balance to my life.
For training over the past month I have mostly just strength trained. I took a month off from riding and now back to riding mostly at a moderate pace with two days of some intensity a few times per week. I am going to continue strength training both in the gym and on the bike. I have one day of power on the bike but a watered down from what it’ll be in a few months. Cycling now is about maintenance and having fun. I converted an old handcycle to an ebike. I was completely against the idea until a friend of mine let me try his. It’s SO MUCH FUN!!! There are ten levels of intensity or you can shut the power off. Let’s say I push 50 watts and the motor will produce 30 at the lowest up to 800 watts at most. It all depends what level I’m at and how many watts I’m pushing re how much the motor assists. I can get the bike up to 30 miles an hour on flat terrain. Hehe, catch me if you can 🙂 What’s great is I can transfer on and off it on my own, no restrictions. I love it!
Have a great month and remember to stay active!