Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Off-Season

It's hard being lazy!

After 10 months of training, racing and sticking to a strict schedule, it is time I took a little time off to let my tired body heal and prepare to build for the 2010 season. Normally, I'm amped up in the Fall to race and keep going; I usually have to force myself to rest and take time off, but this year I'm mentally and physically tired and ready.

It has been a long, disappointing season. From the broken bike parts to flat tires and all the DNF's that have me ready to shut it down and reboot.

I have to admit that the first days of this "off-season" have been a bit tough to adjust to no workout schedule and mentally separating from getting out the door every morning.

Over the last 24 hours I've settled into the down time and have focused on building the first part of my schedule and the subsequent training plan. I am hoping for big things in 2010 and really hope to take all the teachings, coaching and learnings from the past three seasons and create a really great plan for 2010.

Rest and eating time is wasting, only 10 more days of no "training". The hard training schedule will not be far behind with a target start date of November 2nd.

Time for a nap.

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