Road racing season is rapidly wrapping up here in the Eastern US (for me anyway) and I’m starting to look forward to Gran Fondo/charity ride season for some mental and physical downtime before I dive back into proper training later in the fall.
For me a few things change…
- Drop the structure from my indoor workouts and replace them with whatever I feel like doing (sometimes base rides, sometimes 30x30s, whatever I’m in the mood for)
- Reduce my indoor riding and get out on all those group rides/hammerfests I’ve been skipping all summer
- Stop shaving my legs
- Add in some long all day rides on the weekends that I haven’t been able to accommodate with race/travel schedules since the season started in earnest back in March
What do you look forward to the most at the end of your season and how do you best decompress and get yourself ready for the upcoming year?