As I sit here with Bronchitis and a very average season, I can’t help pondering the mental challenges of amateur racing.
Most of us have jobs and families yet we try hard to discipline ourselves around coaches orders, nutrition, training, racing and other exercise or recovery based activities. Currently I’m feeling a bit unfulfilled - hopefully that’s temporary - and frustrated with the daily training based requirements and inflexibility but, does everyone feel like this from time to time?
It just feels a bit “meh” to watch your mates help themselves to a pizza and a beer without a second thought, and pop out for some uncategorised whoop whoop fun around the local woods doesn’t it?
I’m interested in others thoughts, and mental management tips for this.