Mud season is a tough time of year to train. It is often rainy, muddy, sometimes freezing, sometimes warm, dark and often uninspiring. And on top of all that, it is a critical time of year to train if you are looking to race in November or December. It is my least favorite time of year because I find I am often attempting important tune-up training sessions on slushy roads while roller skiing or on a few inches of snow while skiing, neither one being perfect.
Here are a few ways I have found to keep training productive, safe and fun in the heart of mud season. Remember, it is more about being creative, finding ways to keep it intentional and using what the weather gives you. I hope to see you all on snow in true winter soon, but until then, I hope you are out there, getting muddy and enjoying the transition season. Cheers!