Some say that change is one of the most difficult and stressful things that a person can go through. My Family and I have definitely had our share of major changes in the past….and here we are going through it again. I think it takes a certain kind of person to actually bring these changes on themselves, but because my Wife and I are that kind of person, it seems to fit us quite well.
So here I am, totally surrounded by change in many aspects of my life….but all the while my cycling regimen remains the same. What gives? When I go out for a ride, each day is pretty much the same. I race off like wildfire and do my best to keep it up during the entire ride. Every long once in a while I throw in a few intervals or maybe some hill repeats, but 90% of the time my ride looks pretty much the same.
“If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You’ll Always Get What You’ve Always Got”
This quote sums it up, exactly. I’ve been happy with where I’m at with my riding, but I really haven’t seen great strides in my performance this summer. I get so caught up in just trying to perform as well as I have in the past that I forget to mix it up with some training that will help improve me and my cycling. In my ride yesterday I was thinking about this and decided that I really need to get a hold of a good training program. So that is exactly what I’m going to do.
As my personal world continues to get all turned around, I’m going to shake up my cycling with a few changes as well. How about you? What do you do to change up your rides? Do any of you have suggestions on a good training program to follow?