America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekend of Rest

No ride Sat no ride Sunday. We went to Scarborough Beach today- it totally smelled like ass- I could not get myself to swim in that freezing smelly water. We didn't stay too long. I was tempted to do a lite easy spin on the bike, but I have to admit- I don't really feel like riding lately. The thought of training hard- I'm not into it like before. It's been eight hard months of training for me. No wins. No podiums. A fair amount of stress and depression. No real vacation to speak of. Borderline burnout. So I took Mon, Tues, Sat and Sun off the bike. No doubt I'll be paying for it in terms of speed, but maybe some freshness will make up for it. Since Attleboro/New Britain last weekend, I am dead tired and very lacking in motivation. So tired.. And no amount of sleep or rest is helping. What is wrong with me?
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5 comments:

Il Bruce said...

Screw Skabuvoh.

Teh SK beached are better.


East Matunuck.

Brendan said...

Watching the Tour De France motivates me...
http://64.38.0.10/2008/tour-de-france/

solobreak said...

Obviously not only do you suck, but you're a pussy as well. Burnout is a sign of weakness! Double your workouts! No complaining or you get just grass seed for dinner!

-NC

Adam and another Millwork guy were at Wells on Sunday. At first I thought the other guy was you, but then I saw he was skinny. He was strong too, riding a Van Dessel.

Murat Altinbasak said...

I'll admit that I suck as soon as you admit to this being your favorite song.
Yes you saw Brendan at Wells. I took the weekend off and I'm feeling much better.

solobreak said...

Maybe not a favorite, but the german version is cool enough. There were several Millworks at Womp on Tuesday too.

Doing races other than crits is a good way to avoid burnout. Yes, it may be a relatively expensive way to train, but if you lose the negative attitude and go into RRs and TTs with reasonable goals, you can get the needed "work" in without making your training the same old drudgery day after day.