Should be riding
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: S.E. Michigan
Bikes: C-dale- moutain, Pedal Force RS- Campy Record, Quiring Ti XTR, Red line Monocog, S E F@r
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First Race of the Year
I'm normally excited about the first race of the year but this year is different. As everyone has been complaining about, the winter was way too long. I tried to train indoors but it's difficult to get motivated when it's dark and cold out. Just this week it started turning. I jumped out a few times to ride only on the road and I'm so outta shape it's not funny.
I am somewhat lucky in two respects though; 1) the first race is a TT and 2) from the sounds of it, I'm not the only one that hasn't trained lots yet. Of course, the second is from other racers and we all know how that goes. The only thing worse than "lack of training" stories are "fish stories".
Anyway, how'd the winter affect your training this year? If you had your first race already, were you able to do alot of training before hand and how'd you do at the race? If you haven't raced yet, are you getting good training in now? Just wondering where I am compared to random people on the interwebs.