I pretty much only train to race. I have no issues putting my self in the hurt box if there is a goal. With races falling off the calendar and a big 8 week block in front of me, what are you guys/gals using to motivate yourself to keep the pedal down?
I would say laying the wood on group rides, but those do not really exist right now.
All I see in front of me right now is an 8 week general build, which is going to require focus and consistency and suffering. I am going to be disappointed if I finish the block up and there are no races, right now it just seems like waste of energy and time.