There is always an identifiable beginning to everything. The end or goal, that's usually a bit more fuzzy. Especially when we start talking about training as a road cyclist and racer. Sure, you may have an "A" priority race here and there or some other lofty goal but once you achieve them, what's next? Is this the "end" of your training? If you are like me then you know the answer to this; there is no end. Ever. Well, that is until you give up completely. But i'm not here to talk about giving up. I'm here to talk about pushing towards the "end" knowing full well that there is no "end".
Training can be as hard as you want to make it. The more you push, the harder you work, the better you become. It's pretty simple really. The key is getting the right balance of a dozen other things that will determine your long term "survival" through all of this. If you don't rest and recover enough, you will fail to meet your targets during workouts. If you don't eat enough or consume the right foods, you won't have the energy you need. If you don't sleep enough, fatigue quickly sets in, and well, you get the point. So while the "end" is never really in sight, learning to get through your training and becoming better makes up for that elusive "final" goal.
So in this blog, I plan on sharing what I know, what I learn, and what I fail at and what I succeed at. Through honesty and transparency I hope to reveal just what it takes for me to survive day after day, and week after week, of training as a road cyclist.