Assessing the cycling season: 5 key questions to consider

So you’re long and hopefully a successful cycling season is coming to an end. Your first step is to get some hard-earned rest. You can still ride, just take it easy and have fun. This is a great time to ride with friends and family members who can’t be with you during practice rides. It’s also a great time to get involved in other activities you enjoy like running, swimming, snowboarding, hiking, and skiing. Your second step is to honestly evaluate your performance. This is vital in order to set goals and develop a training regimen for the upcoming season. Evaluating your performance is a relatively simple process. Just answer 5 questions and remember to be honest with yourself.

1. What are your goals investigate during the season? This is an easy question to answer if you have SMART goals (that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound). Just make sure you are clear on how you are going to achieve a particular goal. For example, did you achieve a goal because of a perceived improvement in a specific physiological ability such as lactate threshold or anaerobic capacity, or did you achieve the goal because it was set too low? Try to understand the specific reason why you were able to set each goal.

2. What are your goals fail to achieve during the season? First of all, don’t be discouraged if you fail to achieve some of your goals. This is normal when you set challenging goals. In fact, if you have accomplished all of your goals, there is a chance that you will set the bar too low. Try to understand why you fall short in certain areas. Were your goals realistic? If it is achievable, what is the missing ingredient? Was there a problem with your training? Were there external barriers that got in your way?

3. What was your greatest strength point during the season? Think of six major physiological capacities: aerobic endurance, muscular endurance, lactate threshold, aerobic power, anaerobic power and neuromuscular power. What is your strongest ability during the season? What abilities have allowed you to achieve your goals? For example, if your goal was to finish your flight in the first century and you were successful, then aerobic endurance was a definite strength.

4. What is your most important thing vulnerabilities during the season? Correspondingly, among the major physiological abilities, where was I weakest? For example, if you want to perform well in time trials and you haven’t lived up to your expectations, you will probably need to improve your strength at the lactate level. If you expect greater results in benchmarks, you may need to improve your anaerobic capacity and neuromuscular strength.

5. how could you Feel about your performance? Simply put, are you excited about how the season went? Are you satisfied with your performance or do you feel a little disappointed? This is a very important consideration because many athletes feel frustrated about their performance if they fail to meet their goals. This can have a negative impact on your preparation for the upcoming season. No matter your results, always try to keep things in perspective. Use these questions to determine the steps you need to take to achieve your goals for the upcoming season.

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