by Patricia Schwager, ALP Cycles Coaching
The Holidays are here! It's that time of the year to enjoy time with family, friends, and loved ones. The holidays are joyful and exciting, but can also bring on stress. It's easy to get out of your normal rhythm and routine with overindulging in bad eating habits and by neglecting training. It's also a prime time to get sick with flu and colds.
Below are a few tips on how to manage and keep on track, while still having fun.
1. Get your training done before the family events.
This might mean waking up a few hours earlier, spending part of it (or all) on a trainer - or - splitting your workout over 2 sessions. Point is that you are more likely to get your workout done if it's done first thing and before the holiday events and commitments take place.
2. Be accountable during your training.
3. Eat smart and mindful - Avoid over-eating and indulging in bad food choices.
4. After the dinner (or lunch)
Take a walk after dinner or lunch vs nap. You'll burn more calories and feel more energized. It's also a nice way to engage the entire family and friends!
Protect your health - Flu and Cold seasons in full-swing
Hydrating and drinking enough during your rides in the cold winter months can be challenging.
Hot Tip: Hydrate with warm liquids in your bottle (insulated sport water bottles): we love peppermint tea with honey for example. Also, electrolytes with warm water is actually pretty tasty.
From ALP Cycles Coaching, we wish you Happy Holidays!
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ABOUT PATRICIA SCHWAGER
Patricia Schwager began cycling in 1998, racing as a junior. After racing on the domestic level and completing her Diploma as Pastry Chef, she got her first pro contract in 2006. 2015 will be here 10th year of professional racing. Patricia has a lot of experience racing in the European peloton. In 2013 she started working with Shawn Heidgen (Current ALP Cycles Coach) as her personal coach. In 2014 she changed her focus to racing in the US. Patricia is a 6 time national Swiss champion and has represented her home country, Switzerland, at the World Championships 12 times.
For 2015, Patricia will race for Team Tibco. Along with racing she’s looking to share and pass on her knowledge in her new role as an ALP Cycles Coach. Visit her online at http://patriciaschwager.com
About ALP Cycles Coaching
ALP Cycles Coaching is located in the mountains of Colorado, and is a cycling coaching company with over 25 years of professional sports experience. ALP Cycles Coaching is unique in that we have 4 coaches, Alison Powers, Jennifer Triplett, and Patricia Schwager who each brings her own coaching strengths and personal experiences. We work together to create a training plan that works for each and every person. Visit them online at http://alpcyclescoaching.com
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