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Spring Training for the Weekend Athlete

Posted in "Breathe my friend, breathe!!" on April 24, 2011 by Jacques Jean

Are you all fired up for another Spring and Summer? Perhaps you’ve spent this past winter doing work outs ranging from moderate to high impact for conditioning. Maybe you practically checked out from November to New Years. Either way it’s time now to get in gear. Best way to kick start your active Spring and Summer season is to start signing up for those events. Visit the website of your local running store or gym for their complete list of athletic events; 5ks, 10ks, Triathlons, Marathons, Strongman competitions, etc. Depending on where you are with your training, you should evaluate how much time you’ll need to get ready. It depends on if you’ll be participating in an event for your fitness and enjoyment without the competitive element or if you’re participating in a very intense competitive event. Kettlebell competitions as well as Triathlons and Marathons demand a lot from you. Even if you’re an experienced Triathlete or Kettlebell lifter I wouldn’t take anything short of 11 weeks to prepare for the event. Spring Training is in full swing as there are both kettlebell competitions and triathlons to train for this summer.