|You had to be there|
I have been a little frustrated about my legs not feeling it recently when I realized that for the past 4 yrs, at this time of the year, I have had several specific race goals in mind. This year I don't and my training has not had the intensity of years past, so naturally I don't have the same fitness.
For this ride, I decided to focus on technique, keeping it smooth, something I could control and see immediate results. During the ride, it dawned on me that I have been mashing the pedals in an attempt to replicate that sensation of feeling good, grinding over the tops of hills and hammering down the other side. I realized that I have been trying too hard and I need to relax and focus on other things as well.
|The French Broad River Valley|