So despite my best intentions, I’m coming to the realization that this season is just not going to be a good time for me from a competitive stand point. Between now and September, I’ll be balancing finishing my PhD, finding a job, moving, and getting married and I just can’t dedicate myself to training and racing like I have in the past. But, I’d like to stay active as it’s a great stress release for me and maybe jump into some local races if I can manage it this year and ultimately come back in 2020 ready to go and qualify and race Leadville.
My question is what have people in a similar situations done in the past that allowed you to train/ride even if racing was low priority? I figured I’d do the low volume plans to keep my schedule relatively open but if my schedule allows add in other workouts/rides during the week to supplement the Tuesday/Thursday rides.