With Easter coming up this weekend, it is now officially Spring! The weather has been glorious in many parts of the UK this week, making the prospect of training outside much more attractive then it was a couple of months ago. If you are stepping back into training for one of our many events, then here are a couple of tips on how to make the most of Spring on your fitness journey.

 

  1. Set yourself new goals. Setting a goal gives you something to work towards, and will give your training a purpose. It also makes your progress easier to measure. Make sure that you are setting a realistic time line, and celebrate when you achieve your goal.
  2. Be careful and not to increase your training too fast! This is a sure way to get injuries, so make sure you are taking care of your body and not pushing it too hard all of a sudden. We don’t want you to hurt yourself and end up not being able to do your event.
  3. Make sure any gear you use – clothes, trainers, bikes, etc. – is in working order and not too old. With trainers and bikes especially, if your equipment you use to train is too old, this can affect your training progress as well as potentially cause injury. Consider buying new gear for the season if it isn’t too close to your event.
  4. Keep in mind that the season is notoriously unpredictable, meaning that you have to be prepared for all kinds of weather. Dress appropriately, and ensure you have options for colder or warmer weather, just in case. Always be prepared, basically!
  5. Training outside means facing the elements, but it also means facing nature, so if you are prone to allergies or hay fever, make sure you are taking precautions against this.
  6. Book yourself on to events as soon as possible. If you haven’t already signed up to the event you want to take part in with us, do it as soon as possible! Spaces fill quicker than you think, and you could lose out if you leave it last minute. Use it as a motivation tool.

Good luck, don't forget to take photos of you training this season, as we'd love to see them!