There’s a Hole In My Calendar

It’s a weird time of year.  The days are getting longer and there are times when I can actually ride outside.  By the looks of the forecast, I only have one day out of the next week and a half that looks good for hitting the road.  Outside of that, it’s back on the trainer.  And therein lies the problem.

It was great to be out on the road last week, breathing in the fresh air.  Conversely, it was a chore to go back on the trainer to do an easy tempo ride.  It’s hard to maintain motivation on the trainer at this time.  I want it to warm up so badly, but I also don’t want to lose fitness and start gaining weight.  I’m already pushing 175; I should be starting the road season around 170; 172 at the most.

I’m planning on doing an hour or so interval ride on the trainer tonight.  A month ago, this would have been easy.  Right now I want to be lazy and have to force myself on to the bike.  It may be getting lighter out, but these can be dark days.


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