A few posts back I commented on being in the A Group on a long ride.
Do I cut it? Or am I a poseur?
Mostly I am B Group material. We did a 42 mile ride yesterday that made me want to quit 10 minutes into it. It was hilly, then rolly, then really hilly, then more hills on top of that. I finished though. Total B Group fashion. The saving grace is that by constant repetition of hills, I learned how to do them more efficiently. (and with a lot less pain) I’ll continue to work on the technique and also think about going a little faster. (10 mph is pretty demoralizing.)
I’m actually committing to a better diet and way less alcohol so the training goes a little easier. Maybe I’ll even lose a little bit of my beer belly. The final goal is to kick some ass on the fundraising ride in Tucson. What? Less drinking??? Ya’ll better sit down….I’ve decided to hang out my liver for a while.