May 9, 2005
Training is hard!
I knew this wasn't going to be easy but when I made the decision last year to start bike racing this spring, I had no idea what that committment would really entail. Today I ran at lunch, that was fine. Then I went to class and I was freezing in the rain, then sweating coming home. Now I'm exhausted. Besides biking, all I got done tonight was eat, then eat again, then type this.
I know I have to intensify my training just to be able to compete, but that really is the difficult part for me. Intensity = time + energy. I asked myself in the rain tonight what I'm trying to prove. The answer is nothing. I'm trying to experience bike racing. I can't experience it without actually doing it. I cannot actually do it without working really hard.
So tomorrow after work I'm going for a ride with the gopher wheelmen club. That should be interesting, if it doesn't kill me, hehe. Then Thursday night is the SPBRC beginners group ride which should be about 30 miles by the time I get there and home. Yes, training is really hard, but it's worth it.
Posted by carl1236 at May 9, 2005 10:17 PM | Cycle Racing