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motivation problem(3 posts)

motivation problemtrendl
Jun 28, 2002 8:50 AM
A week ago I did a century race. It turned out to be a 200km pursuit since the organizers started the race 10 min earlier. I got to the start at 3 min before the scheduled start. Oh well, I started on my own. 200km almost solo. The people I caught couldn't keep up with me too long except for a group I joined about 30 km from the finish. The effort left me pretty empty. I've been doing recovery rides all week. Not that much because I wanted to but because I felt really tired until Thursday.
I planned to do a race tomorrow (less than 100 km but fast). However I don't feel like racing. I'm not afraid of doing bad I'm just not motivated.
What should I do? Race anyway, train slightly or forget about bike for a while?
If I were you...mr_spin
Jun 28, 2002 9:05 AM
Bag the race. Don't train. Do a mountain bike ride instead. It's different, but it's the same. Different scenery, different techniques, fresh air (hopefully), no crowds (usually). I like to keep a good mix of mountain and road riding. One definitely helps the other, and it's good for the soul to go back in the woods somewhere.

This presumes you have a mountain bike and nice trails to ride.
Agree. Do a fun ride, not a "work" ride. -nmTig
Jun 28, 2002 2:50 PM