It always happens. You sign up for that big race, make a detailed training plan, and then mid way through training work sends you to a hotel for half a month, or you have to go out-of-town for 4 days to attend a wedding. Here are a few things that have helped me through life’s traveling curveballs when training can not afford to be skipped.
TRAINERS SAVE LIVES:…..literally
Cycling in a new area is not only complicated, but also unsafe. New roads cause new hazards, new routes can get you lost, and hey sometimes just the weather alone can deter you from taking your wheels outside. Have no fear, your indoor trainer is here. for $100 you can get a decent indoor trainer that works great. I have taken mine to many hotels, and used in the room without any issues. Pair it with Netflix or a basketball or football game on the TV, and you have a great opportunity to do some very specific training. All while being safe inside.
COMMUNITY CENTERS ARE YOUR FRIENDS:
I have had a ton of luck with community centers. No gym no problem. Many community centers (in my area at least) have pools open to the public for a small fee or even free. The city next to mine has a yearly membership for $50 or a daily pass for $2 for all fitness facilities. In a recent trip to Richmond VA, I was able to find a community pool free to use by the public. Thats a whole week of swimming for under $10. No need to pay the high price main chain gyms charge, and community centers are often much less crowded. At least in my experience.
RUNNING IS FREE: