Keep training for the WWF Desert Challenge
So how is your training for the WWF Desert Challenge going? Are you finding the time to train and if so, how are you responding to the back to back training? Recovery is one of the most under rated aspects of any training routine. The act of physical training places stresses on the body and it’s only during your rest and recovery time that you grow stronger. So listen to your body and ensure you get sufficient rest, sleep and proper nutrition to maximise your training results.
You now need to start increasing the volume of your conditioning before we start the next training block in June, which will focus on strength training for running, hiking, and mountain biking. After that you will start adding some speed and complex skill work while maintaining some conditioning and strength work. This is where we start to have some fun and add some hacks to keep you cool under stress!
For now here is an overview of your next two weeks training routine:
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: 45 minutes indoor training (a simple weight training routine)
- Wednesday: Run light (5 – 8 km jog/hike at a slow pace).
- Thursday: Ride light (12 – 15 km on flat/ light resistance.)
- Friday: Active recovery – try a few laps of your local pool, or a light yoga or pilates class.
- Saturday: Ride medium (15 – 20 km ride on flat/ low resistance)
- Sunday: Run light (5 – 8 km jog/hike at a slow pace. Best done in the morning).
If you have any questions or comments on any aspect of the training blog, drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s not too late to sign up for the WWF Desert challenge and start training for this most spectacular and exclusive adventure event!
Malcolm Gowans is the owner and founder of The Gymnasium in Cape Town, South Africa, where he inspires individuals to find a balance between strength, athletic fitness and flexibility (see www.thegymnasium.co.za). His influences stem from yoga and from his personal passion for rock climbing. He has opened over 100 rock climbs, summitted alpine peaks in two continents and trekked for multiple days with minimal provisions. In short he is accustomed to suffering!