Rolling with the Punches
Everyone is being tested at this time. It is key to roll with what is happening and adapt to your own set of circumstances. Stress and anxiety is high for many. We will come out the other side and those that do keep some focus and aim to stay (mostly) fit and active / moving, even if no races on currently will be in a better headspace then if we let it slide away. There are aspects that we cannot help that will need to rest – such as time in the water and with pools closed all over the world and many places unable to ocean or open water swim (we are very lucky on the Sunshine coast to still be able to swim – and have some of the best swimming beaches in the world at our disposal). Dryland swim time and specific swim exercises and using stretch cords or back yard pool swim tether as has been directly sent to MSC athletes and available here to make use of
https://multisportconsultants.com/…/train…/dryland-training/ – can really help.
You will come back quite quickly if you stay in touch with swim specific dryland work once the pools reopen. Long term muscle memory will see a retention of that hard work put in and as long as you keep some intensity up you can drop up to two thirds of your training time and still keep in the game.
The benefits of just some training has a great positive impact on emotional wellbeing, better sleep patterns, lower stress levels and of course you’ll just feel better with moving, getting the HR up and the blood flowing. Looking beyond the next few weeks and months will also help you to set those goals for next Season / year and help stay motivated. Those on programs are as always, get checked in on weekly / several times a week or more so with ongoing interaction and adapting training / movement to suit the individual as the goal posts have now changed for many. A bit more interaction is encouraged and some have upped this and this is welcomed. We are all in this together and active athlete coaches are all adapting to keep themselves moving as well and rising to the challenge to stay somewhat fit through this time also. Take care everyone and is always good to keep in touch 😉 #beyourbest #trainforhealth