Bad Day at the Office

Feb 27, 2012   //   by admin   //   Training  //  No Comments

I had one of those annoying sessions on Sunday.  Didn’t get my kit ready the night before, then couldn’t find my leg warmers.  That meant I had to put the hammer down on the 9-mile ride to meet the Sunday group on time.  In turn, that led to a struggle up the first climb.  A puncture ended my group ride and I headed home, a couple of hours done but a generally frustrating experience.

So what can be learnt?  First up (and I don’t know how many times I need to learn this one) is to be organised.  I’m great at getting my kit ready in advance through the week – if I didn’t, I’d miss most of my sessions!  At the weekend (when I’ve got far more time), I’m not so good.

Secondly (an d most important) – its just not that big a deal.  A typical training week will be 10 or 12 sessions.  Some of those aren’t going to be perfect.  Weather, mechanical issues, the real world – all these things can get in the way of training the way you want to.  I still got most of what I wanted out of the session – probably a bit more intensity / less volume than I would have liked, but close.  Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good enough – consistently getting in sessions that are ‘good enough’ will lead to big performance improvements over time.

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