Friday, January 21, 2011

Some Times You Gotta Just peace Off

I will admit that yesterday's post was a bit of a cheep shot.  Some times you gotta strike below the belt.  My mind just was not on yesterday and so I wrote what I felt.  To be honest there was not much to report.  I'm training and I'm alive and "I do what I want."  As hard as that may be some times.

In Tucson share an apartment with three other Under23 Canadian cyclists.  We are all here because we are dedicated and committed to training and excellence.  There is almost always someone to train with for the day, and we can look out for one another.  However we realised early on that some times you just have to do your own thing.

Today was one of those days.  The other members of the house had some endurance miles on the agenda and chose to start their saddle time with a coffee.  I had business to attend to on Mount Lemmon and just wanted to get on with the task at hand.  As we passed Le Buzz I bade farewell and took my leave.  I had good focus today and that is quite important for specifics.

As much as I enjoy riding with company, it is far more courteous to ride alone than to enforce efforts and attacks over the training of another.  I am here for one reason and will not sacrifice my plans for another.  Neither do I expect anyone to conform to the specifics of my own program.  That being said tomorrow is long endurance, which is easily shared, and I hope that others will endure with me.

Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.

Cuylar Conly

1 comment:

  1. Cuylar,

    A dedicated athlete needs a strong support network. This way, when you totally ignore and abuse them as you go after your goals, you have the peace of mind to know that they'll be there when you land.