You might be logging hundreds of miles a week in the saddle during warmer weather, but when the temperature drops and the amount of daylight gets shorter, it’s not as feasible to keep that up.

That doesn’t mean you’re sentenced to a season of riding your indoor trainer in the basement. The off-season is a great time to build your foundation.

Not just with conditioning exercises, but also with cross-training modalities that will keep you rolling strong right into your peak riding season, says Zack Allison, a senior coach with Source Endurance and racer for Team Clif Bar.

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