I don't want to be stuck in a routine, this past week I had a tough break that I can't discuss, nothing major but something that gave me an extra little kick in the butt. I want to get better as a cyclist, diabetic, husband, and student. As a cyclist I have to stop being so afraid to fail, I need to train seriously and not just ride the bike. Today I started to change up my training, I headed to the high school to do some running. I'm not a great runner but I decided to run for 30 minutes and see where my body was at. As usual I started way to fast and ran my first mile in 8:12, me second mile came in at 9:31 and my last mile was clocked at 9:56. Clearly I went out way to fast, I have no clue how to pace myself as a runner or as a cyclist. I can add that to the list of things that I need to work on. I felt great after my run, my legs were a little tired but my morale was up and I'm excited to keep running. The running can only help and I'm excited to take that next step as a cyclist. My next goal is to start riding with the local bike shop guys. I'm scared to ride with them because I don't want to embarrass myself, sounds like the same reason I stopped taking care of myself back in high school. I'm not going down that road ever again with anything that I do, I need to suck it up and ride with the big boys.
“There’s only one rule: The guy who trains the hardest, the most, wins. Period. Because you won’t die. Even though you feel like you’ll die, you don’t actually die. Like when you’re training, you can always do one more. Always. As tired as you might think you are, you can always, always do one more… If you overtrained, it means that you didn’t train hard enough to handle that level of training, so you weren’t overtrained; you were actually undertrained to begin with. So there’s the rule again: The guy who trains the hardest, the most, wins.”
– Floyd Landis