So the cross country trails are slowly closing one after another, and your thoughts are turning to warmer moments spent under a golden sun. What will the summer hold for you?
While Biathlon races are won in the Winter, those victories are built in the summer. Working on strength and developing a solid cardiovascular base will ensure that your next Biathlon season is successful as can possibly be. So what does training in the off season look like?
Firstly, after refreshing your mind and body with a well-deserved rest, it's time to start planning what your year will look like. A book that I found particularly helpful in creating a periodised training program was "Serious Training for Endurance Athletes". I've seen it at the library, and can also be picked up used online. It's not just about training hard, it's also about developing a systematic plan and sticking to it. This book will help you with your goals!