Just 2 months to the start line! That's 57 days away!
I've had a minor setback in my training this week with a back issue from the gym on Sunday. But I'm resting up and hoping to get back on the indoor trainer tomorrow for an easy-ish session.
As part of our cycling immersion and mental prep for the imminent 24-hour race and JoBerg2c, we've recently re-watched Inspired to Ride. This excellent film, follows a bunch of ultra-endurance cyclists riding the inaurgural 4,223 mile TransAmerica race from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. The format is similar to the Tour Divide in that it is a completely unsupported bike-packing race.
Checking out Strava this week, I realized I have already ridden 801 MORE kilometres than I did in January 2016! So, feeling pumped for this new sense of accomplishment so early in the year.
This time last year, I was recovering from pneumonia and my January 2016 grand total was 56km! Our final ride in Tenerife pre-illness was the only reason I got that many.
In my coaching practice, I always ask my clients how they will build on their successes to:
Having a big scary goal is a great way to get moving! There are days where I am propelled to train solely by the fear of the unknowns that lie ahead in JoBerg2C. Well, that and the session turning green in Training Peaks once I’ve finished to impress my coach, Szymon 😃
Will I race JoBerg or just ride it? Will I be competitive or just barely haul my butt across the finish line each day? I don’t know, and won’t know until the last day of that race.
In the meantime, let's see if I can smash my February 2016 kilometers (552) this month!!
Thanks to everyone for cheering me on…it really works!