Cycling is a cruel sport. Especially if you’re a road or mountain bike racer in parts of the country that are frozen right now. The cruelest part of it being that when you plot out your annual training plan and get an idea for how many hours per month you’ll be riding, February it likely to have you scheduling tall hours when the days are still short, cold, and wet.
You hate the trainer or the rollers. Obviously. The things only exist to be hated. It’s normal.
The combination of longer rides and being confined to your training dungeon might just kill your motivation. It’s easy to look at
February and say to yourself, “Eh… the riding that matters to me is still several months off. If I’m a little short on riding this week, I’ll just make up for it when the weather breaks.” When motivation wanes, there’s always a tomorrow.
While it might be easy to say that, it is the opposite of true. That guy who wins all the crits? He’s not saying that. The lady who consistently finished 26 [Read more…]