Do you ever consider to do a session on a indoor trainer (spinning or hometrainer) instead of cancelling an outdoor training session due to bad weather?
Training in cold, bad weather is probably not good for you. Your performance goes down, your motivation goes down and your bike gets dirty. Most riders don’t like that.
Good planning is your friend
Don’t let the weather surprise you again tomorrow, so instead of having the same problem the following day, take a look at the weather forecast. Make a new training plan for for the rest of the week (or month!) Being aware of the weather situation is a very good place to start if you want to maximize your training program’s success rate.
Indoor cycling is a great alternative
So what do I tell my riders when there is bad weather? I always recommend my riders to do indoor cycling instead. If you are dedicated for your training program you can always ride it on a stationary bike. Bump. It’s all about being dedicated (and a bit crazy”¦) I’ve done several rides of 3hrs on a stationary bike and have a personal best of 5hrs on a stationary bike.
I think it is a question about personality – some riders get bored if they have to ride 1hr on an indoor bike and others can do several hours without getting bored. Some of my riders do their planned ride on the stationary bike and others prefer to take a shorter, more intensive ride.
Quitters never win, Winners never quit
Cancelling is not an option if you want to achieve really good results. But don’t be stupid, because you want to stick to the training plan. As I’ve said previously, good planning is your friend.