Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Decide. Commit. Execute. Succeed.

Interestingly, it's not as easy to be #pro as one might think. Now that riding a bike is my only "job," there is a lot more stress involved.  When I make mistakes, it isn't because I have a real job and biking is a hobby.  The only thing I have to do is ride my bike and prepare my body. Admittedly I haven't been terribly successful at this.  I've had a lot of slip ups and had to start over.

Then I stepped back and looked at the big picture.  Greenville is still more than a year away.  Rio is still more than three years away.  The past 2.5 weeks are not going to make or break my success in either event.

So I decided to find something that I could repeat and hold on to - something that would hold me accountable to my goals for today and my goals for the future.


Seems simple enough to be repeated, but deep enough to mean something.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Piru Time Trial

Today I did my first time trial since the Augusta debacle.  My TT bike is still getting di2 put on it (well, to be honest, it's been finished for a few weeks and I just haven't gotten around to getting it), so I Eddy Merckx'd the time trial on my road bike.  Nothing aero.  

It wasn't a complete success, but it wasn't a complete failure either.  I came in third in the women's 1-4 category (out of three women!).  But I did beat most of the women in the Public category, I caught my 30 second carrot (the person racing ahead of me) and my average power was acceptable for the time it took me to do 20K.

I know that I still have a long way to go.

Coming up....all sorts of life changes.  I'll fill you in!