Andi Boecherer's Triday tip

Once you've done your training camp, how do you make sure you can get home and take advantage of all the hard work? Andi Boecherer offers up some suggestions.

| December 8, 2017 | TRAINING

Today is my last #Triday in the sun, because on the weekend it is time to head home.

I'm really looking forward to getting back to my family and home, but am also a bit worried about heading away fro the warm sun and into the winter. I don't want to get sick and thus destroy all the gains I've made. So today my tips focus on making this type of transition.

  • The last day of training is not one to really kill yourself. I take the last days conservatively - I have had very bad experiences with 200-kilometer bike rides "to take advantage of the sun".
  • I personally find the Biestmilk chewable tablets helpful during and after the training camp. I don't say that because I'm sponsored. I've just had very good experience with it.
  • For the flight home, I put on warm clothes and use my special kidney warmers. I'd rather be a little too warm than freeze.
  • I don't eat the plane food. I'd rather have fruit and enough to drink with me.
  • At the airport I get picked up in a car (with heated seats!). On the way there, I'm happy to take the train to the airport. But now I'm tired and not used to the cold.
  • At home I take it easy. The most important thing is to get a lot of sleep and enough to drink
  • The first week after the camp is good for "igniting" the training stimuli. On the bike I do just one hour efforts with a focus on high cadence.
  • The most important thing for me now is to have time with my family and not get sick.

From the joy of movement, the desire for adventure and the search for his own boundaries, Andi Böcherer started into multisport racing. He completed his first triathlon in 2002 and has, since 2008, turned his passion into a career. Andi has finished in the top five at the Ironman World Championship, is a former European champion and almost always finishes on the podium in any race he enters, His motto: "Do not dream of a magic day, train for a solid day!"