This road racing season I have done a mere four races, and I was not pleased with my results at all. I absolutely love racing, but I was not sure what I needed to do to “get in the game.”
I’ve pondered over and over getting a cycling coach, and I talked to several other female racers who have coaches, and I narrowed my search down to one coach who came highly recommended.
I reached out to him, I got a good feeling about him, we talked about pricing, and the rest is history. I have been working with this coach for about two months, and I absolutely love being coached.
Now, most of the coaching is done virtually. Yep, virtually! (Don’t you just love technology??)
The coach signed me up for a site called Training Peaks. He puts the workouts in training peaks, I go and do the workouts, he analyze the data, and gives me more workouts. I normally do six days a week of cycling workouts, and I get them done by any means necessary. If it’s raining lightly, I go outside and do my workouts. If it is raining heavily, I put my bike on my indoor trainer and do my workouts.
What I love about being coached is the structure and routine. Yes, I am a structure, routine person. I know what I am going to do each time that I get on my bike, and I go out and do the workouts with a glad heart. Yes, most are intense and hard, and sometimes I even feel like I want to throw up. However, I never complain, because I remember going out to ride and feeing frustrated about not knowing what to do to get to the next level. But now, I have a plan, and I work it.
Greatness is not accidental!
Now, the coach is not making me do these workouts. Nope, he’s not. I am intrinsically motivated to do them, because I want to become a stronger, faster, more efficient rider, and I need to trust the training or stop being coached.
Work gets me to the next level, and I enjoy doing it!
My people, I want to enjoy cycling and racing. When I show up for a ride and racing I want to ride efficiently and to the top of my potential, because that makes me feel strong, and when I feel strong the joy that I feel is indescribable.
On many days I see my personal trainer and ride my bike on the same day. I have also been reading daily, teaching a three hour class, enjoying outdoor concerts, hanging out with friends, going to the pool, going to public forums, writing blogs, and thoroughly enjoying this life that I Thank God for Daily.
Being coached has enhanced my life in more ways than I could have ever imaged, and I grateful to God for this journey...
Cycling is well with my soul.
If you see me on the road, eat my dust! (I had to laugh at this myself!)
Find a hobby and Become Its Slave......
Happy Saturday, My People!