Ok, I’m coming back from a period of demotivation and general malaise which resulted in a solid 4 weeks off the bike following a few months of reduction in riding time. I also do tend to get pretty demotivated during the winter months when things get dark and it corresponds with increased weight and a reduction in fitness, meaning I spend a lot of time at the start of each year just trying to recover.
I’m trying a few different options to get past that for this year, namely adding more structure to my training, recording and managing my weight, and detailing my corresponding goals and aspirations.
So, in my head things look like this
Ride my bike, either on the turbo or outdoors a minimum of four times a week
Aim to complete SSB MV 1 with a 90% completion either through completing the workouts or replacing the TSS through substituted outdoor rides
Average a daily calorie intake of 2000 and record it each day
Drink more water
Drink less alcohol, especially during the week and around training times
Aim repeat this for another two 6 week sessions starting Jan 2019
My W/KG will increase compared to the same time last year
I will get a PB during my A race in April.
I have some specific goals and aims, but I don’t know whether it is potentially demotivating to focus on them as they are pass/fail. E.G 75 kg weight by 31/12 and 3.6 w/kg. 72kg weight by 31/03 and 3.8w/kg sub 9hr finish time in my ‘A’ race.
I know that all sounds ‘reasonable’ when written down, but the hard part is going to be sticking to that plan, and sticking to it long enough to generate a habit, and hopefully a winning one? And I would really appreciate some ideas for support and motivation, and to be able to give some back.
So is there any merit in creating a sticky topic where people detail their goals and progress so that we can provide mutually support and accountability, or is there maybe a better way of doing it via the teams (although they never appeared to get much love or activity)