Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Mental Pains of Cycling

I haven't been blogging much. My training has been uninspired, but continuing. I get into these ruts from time to time. It will pass. I should be able to post more tomorrow evening. In the meantime here is silent Eddy clip to keep you all inspired.


Blogger Zach said...

I'm going through it right now... my semester has finally ended on Friday, and I'm still recovering from the tiredness and mental pains (as you put it) that the semester has caused me. hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday I'll be back in full gear!

just stay with it, you'll get over it soon!

5/11/08, 9:32 PM  
Blogger Groover said...

I think we all go through it from time to time. For me it's usually a warning sign of overtraining. Maybe a day of rest will do you a whole world of good? But you will probably know your body best - listen to it.

5/12/08, 3:08 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

i hate rollers....

you'll be fine.

5/12/08, 4:54 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

I'm with Blue; not a fan of the rollers.
But Eddie is the man though.

Keep your head up and find the groove again.

5/12/08, 5:08 AM  
Blogger Lily on the Road said...

Take your time, one ride at a time...we'll still be here waiting to hear how you're doing....

I go through the same thing with running &'ll be fine...

5/12/08, 6:41 AM  
Blogger Donald said...

I could smell the rubber burning on Eddie's tires.
No worries on the training. We all have days like that. It's easy to burn out.
Sit back... have an ice cold beer and eat whatever you want.
The feeling to ride will hit you when it's right.
Who the hell am I... Dr. Phil?

5/12/08, 8:31 AM  
Blogger CyclistRick said...

The Wife has been having that recently. Time to sit back, spend time with the sons, watch a bit of the Giro, then re-focus and come back for some more.

5/12/08, 10:59 AM  
Blogger Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

I think the blahs hit a lot of us at this time in the season...

When it feels right, it will be time to hammer again :-).

I'm starting to feel the twinge...good thing there is an epic race this weekend!

5/12/08, 3:19 PM  
Blogger AMRcyclist said...

And here I am, all dressed up, training plan in the head... and finding really hard to get going. OK, I am off for some suffereing!

5/12/08, 3:53 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Perhaps it is something about May. Bit of struggle.
Summer is almost here!

Keep it going.

5/12/08, 4:45 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Zach - best of luck to you.

Groover - i plan to race on Thursday. We shall see how the rest plays out.

Blue - I expected you to say "rub some dirt on it" :)

Oldman - how is the race prep?

lily - I should follow your 5:30am routine on the weekends to make sure I get my workout in early.

Donald - you should definitely do a Q&A once a week on your blog. Put up a serious picture of you in a suit with a pipe in your mouth. :)

Rick - I hope my DVR is picking up the Giro. The coverage last year was bad.

AMR - just pick on of those beautiful routes you have over there with a few coffee stops along the way. All will be fine.

Dr. Kim- best of luck in your race. You haven't been posting all of your exploits like last year. I need some to feed off of your successes!

Anne - May will be 6 months straight of training. I guess that could be it.

5/13/08, 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Fendergal said...

Yep, training can suck from time to time. It passes.

I just watched "Sunday in Hell" again with a bunch of friends. Eddy is the man. He is even more formidable without sound.

5/13/08, 4:06 PM  
Blogger lauren said...

having kids and training and working and finding time to recoup is rough.

sometimes it's SUPER hard to be inspired with all that.

don't be too hard on yourself. you've got a lot going on.

5/13/08, 6:29 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Chris: Prep? For racing? You can do that? Crap!
Ummmm, I am looking outside at a torrential downpour and trying to decide if I really want to do the TT tonight. That is how committed to race I am! :^(
I understand how you are feeling; I do most of my cycling alone and often lose interest or motivation. Your Mojo will come back but in the mean time, get some yardwork done slacker! :^)

5/14/08, 5:20 AM  
Blogger jahowie said...

Don't feel alone. I have a HM coming up and I haven't been able to run like I should to prepare for it. We all go through ruts like that. Keep your chin up, and find some joy in your riding again. Maybe you've been too worried about racing.

5/14/08, 5:54 AM  
Blogger sydney_b said...

"get outta your rut and into your groove" Ray Wylie Hubbard from "Rabbit" (I think)

We all get those moments. Me, I grabbed the coffee shop bike and wandered my way to work yesterday, doing down streets I hadn't been on and not caring one lick about my cadence or all that. Twas really enjoyable and good for the attitude. Course come next weekend at Quad Cities, I'm going to be real pleased I didn't let up on the training when I kinda felt like it. Cuz dropping the hammer is going to be fun. :)

5/14/08, 9:20 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Lauren - thanks. You said hard on.

Oldman - I don't race in the rain either.

Jahowie - good luck with the HM.

Syd - are you getting in your hot weather training for Austin? It is hot down here.

5/14/08, 7:07 PM  

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