How To

How to make the most of your time in the saddle

Fitting in training when time is at a premium


The saying “failure to prepare is preparing to fail” could never be more true. To make the most of your time in the saddle it’s imperative to plan in advance, setting aside enough time each week to build towards your goals in a structured and methodical way. If you haven’t got a plan then it’s likely that your training will be less effective, plus it can be harder to maintain your motivation when you’re not entirely sure what you’re doing and why.

Be realistic about your available training time and make each session count. pic: ©Media24

Make an initial break down of your week so that you can get an idea of where your time goes and how it’s possible to best use it. Subtract work, family time, social and sleep from 168 hours and it’s likely that you’ll still be left with a chunk of change for training so it all comes down to what you’re goals are for the season and how much time you can realistically commit to making them happen. With this written down it’s often easier to then efficiently plan your training around all other commitments, making your time in the saddle a priority within the working week.


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