Getting back to training

States are getting ready (or have started) opening things back up in phases. With that check out the below article.

As you start to get back into full training, start back slowly. For most it has been over two months since being in a pool. Start back with about half the yardage you were swimming before and gradually build back up. Work on form (drills like fist, sail boat, finger tip drag, etc) and dryland. Stretch after your sessions.

Especially if you are returning to the your regular work environment incorporate some stress relieving methods such as mediation. Even a couples minutes can really help. Apps such as HeadSpace and Insight Timer are great for guided meditation.

Give yourself grace. These are weird times. Many races have been cancelled or postponed. Take the time to work on form. Everyone benefits from form work, beginner to pro.

Till next time. Happy training.


Wow, these are crazy times! I hope everyone is hanging in there. Here in Houston the weather has been mostly nice. It has definitely helped with this isolation. I hope you all are staying active. Remember to listen to your body. If you are feeling tired take it easy, do some yoga, an easy workout, or take the day off. This is a good opportunity to focus on foundations. Work on your core and recovery methods.

On an other note. I’m very excited to announce my Coach to Coach Mentorship program through USAT! Coaches will get 6 CEUs for completing the 3 month program. It is fairly tailored to the coach in what you feel you need help with. There are weekly virtual meetings. Please contact me if interested.

In the meantime stay in, stay safe, and stay healthy!

Professional multisport and single sport coaching. USAT Level II Endurance, USAT Youth & Junior, USA Cycling, and ASCA certified coach.