there's so much more to cycling than racing, both road and MTB. I don't have that dedication, and to be honest not the genes for it either. I train to make my riding more fun, the fitter I am the more riding I can do.
I hope you'll find your way back to cycling but from another angle, MTB'ing is good fun. my main focus this season will be on the trails and I'll try to do as many MTB races as possible, even tough I will be doing my hours on the road bike as well of course.
Yeah, I think I'll be doing more MTBing this year and maybe I will enter a MTB race or two. It was just the being part of a race team and trying to follow a specific training routine that was too much for me. Kudos to the folks on the team who actually do it! MTBing is actually #1 for me--I started it first and enjoy it more, and part of the reason the road team was not so great for me is that it limited the amount of MTBing I could do. I'm thinking that when we have light in the evenings again I'll probably MTB three times during the week and have a long road ride on the weekend.
Thanks everyone else for welcoming me to log land! Nothing to report yet except for lingering DOMS from my Wed class. I am hoping/assuming that my post-class DOMS will diminish as I get used to those movements.
In the gym, I just moved from doing a single set to doing a warm up set and then 3x5 working sets. I'm still doing full body each workout with three different routines I go through each week. It was fun to do the new routine for the first time.