The transition phase is just what it sounds like. It’s a transition period between seasons. After that A-priority event at the end of your season, you’ll want to take some days off, followed by some easy recovery weeks of light activity. Then ease back into some unstructured training, maybe trying out different endurance activities from the ones you typically train and race. The point is to refresh your mind and body while maintaining your aerobic base conditioning. After all, aren’t you doing this because you enjoy living a healthy, active lifestyle? When ready, plan out and begin your training for the next season.
About Adam Hodges
Adam Hodges, PhD, is a trail runner, mountain endurance athlete, and coach with credentials from the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA), USA Triathlon (USAT), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition to coaching multisport athletes, he has coached high school cross country and track runners in California and masters swimmers in Colorado and California. As a USAT All-American triathlete, he has competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships, the ITU World Duathlon Championships, and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a masters runner, he has won a series title in the XTERRA SoCal Trail Series. His current pursuits include trail running, climbing, mountaineering, skimo, and cross-country skiing. Check out his training plans and courses to help you prepare for you next adventure.