Team Hike Lead by Jules in HSP "The Lemon Squeezer & the Offseason" (21 photos & video)
Each year we look forward to November because of the changes that it brings. Cold weather slowly moves in with the winds, trees become barer by the day and the chance of snow increases each week. Okay, so we like the winter and the snow that it brings, however, it's still Fall, which is a great time of year to reflect on your year up to this point.
Today some of the team got together for a hike. For most of us, it is our off season and we have been taking it easy the last few weeks but for many, they are at peak fitness, since today over 50,000 athletes completed the New York City Marathon!
Our November will slowly ramp up into some good training in order to prepare for the winter adventures we have planned. The training will include day hikes, trail runs, mountain biking, strength & conditioning, and off course snowshoeing & xc skiing when the time is right (I can’t stop thinking about snow for some reason).
Having an offseason is important for all athletes, whether you're a professional or just beginning a sport. For an avid runner, their offseason can consist of taking some time off their feet and cycling a bit, while progressing with a well rounded strength & conditioning program that address any injuries, imbalances or general weaknesses they felt during the season. The important thing is to take some time off, have fun, try new things and begin the right strength & conditioning program that’s specific to your needs and goals.
Here are some photos from our hike today in Harriman State Park of NY. The hike was led by MPF Athlete Jules Moore who wanted to visit the area of the “Lemon Squeezer” which is on the Appalachian Trail.