This months riding goals have been abysmal. Funny how a couple of months make a big difference. I'm not far from mashing my June goal, but well short of my August goal.
Anyway, my stamina and speed have really increased. Tonight I really attacked the hills. I can ride for hours now at much higher speeds Thani used to.
I've found that I haven't ridden on days that I should have because my goals were too lofty. I've improved too much if that makes sense.
Should I ride today? Nope, I don't have time for 40 miles, I only really have time for 15 which isn't a challenge anymore, so I don't go. I wonder if people will understand that reasoning. But there have been some ill effects and some odd productive effects. The delays between ride mean I feel stronger on those rides. I know about recovery time, but I've been giving myself a little too much.
Anyway I've decided that distance alone shouldn't be the goal anymore. Speed should be a big factor if I Don't have time for distance and I still want to push myself.
It might be a duh moment, but it rally didn't occur to me. If I only have an hour, just push extra hard for that hour. Or, god forbid, just go for a ride...