From 2003-2007 I was stuck in a rut. By the end of 2003 I had gotten all that I could from Riding my bike 10 hours a week 9 months out of the year. I thought the only way that I could progress was to ride my bike more which I did not have time to do. My typical week would be Monday off, Tuesday 1 hour ride, Wednesday High intensity Practice race 2 hours, Thursday off, Friday 1 hour ride, Saturday 4 hour ride group ride with sprint intervals. Sunday 2 hour ride. I was racing in the Sport Category (cat 3) and would sometime attemp to move up Expert (cat 2) but would get my butt handed to me. In 2007, I decided to start a cycling training routine that incorporated working out off the bike to online Videos and that made all the difference. I broke free from my rut and was winning expert races. I am excited to train everyday and look forward to the strength building exercises that take me off the bike.
What got me out of my Rut was a training routine that helped me build strength, stamina and mental tougness off the bike?
Are you in a Rut? What has gotten you out of a Rut in the past?
Many of us have a jobs, family and other commitments that limit the amount of time we have to ride. That being said please do not post: "ride more. " That is an obvious one that everyone already knows.