Usually – me. I could go wrong. Illness or injury certainly. But also my focus, determination and willpower may flag. It may look like I’m all ready to go cycle. But not on this day. I must keep a watchful eye on laziness versus over-achievement.
What do I do? I take a simplified version of my training plan along. It’s been tweaked to incorporate the rides I’d like to complete and allow time for the other activities. Others wake up every morning and are totally satisfied doing whatever strikes their mood at the moment. My framework may be too structured or confining for many people but I stay more disciplined and therefore maximize my enjoyment at my home away from home and my new favorite cycling location. For others my “minimal plan” isn’t enough to pack in all the cycling they want. And they don’t want to miss a mile.
What will you do? Figure out your style. How much will you regret it later if you don’t achieve the climb up Alpe d’Huez? How awful would you feel if the climb up Alpe d’Huez left you with a 2-week recovery period and a respiratory infection that keeps you from Galibier? How are you going to maximize your fun? Invest some time to plan how you’ll manage yourself, or not, and you’ll have a great vacation at your new home away from home.
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