We’re now well into the depths of the winter. This time of year, best known as the “off-season,” is not exactly what the name implies. Truth be told, the “off-season” is actually critical for setting up the foundation for your entire year. This is precisely why professional runners, cyclists and triathletes are out training hard, rather than sitting around getting out of shape. In this article, I’ll dispel some myths associated with off-season training. I’m not going to tell you this is the time where you should take a lot of time off, but instead, I’ll point to what the professionals are doing — which is training hard.