Tuesday, 28 February 2017

28/02/2017

Ricktastic Tuesday:
So this blog was started to keep me honest, but there is value for others. A path for others to follow, a record of pitfalls and learning, an exploration of ideas that open new avenues of thought and action.

Today a single question, a single choice gave a simple window into what I feel is a deeper... fundamental idea about getting better at bikes, and possibly even at life.

Do we go up the steep short route, or the flatter longer road?

To me it's about how you get training/anything done. Do you chose short term intense pain or a more drawn out affair? Regardless of which you choose, do you embrace that pain?

For me the answer is easy. Give me the steep road. Lets get fucking stupid and get it over with, drawing anything out is just longer unhappiness. As for embracing it... right now, not so much, but that embrace, that willingness to get deep into that hole of pain, to extend the length of depth of it is where "it" happens.

So you can do ergos or hills repeats. You can do long slow miles or sweet spot. You can super-set or super-compensate. What I think matters... is how you approach that pain. Pain is going to happen... but is it happening to you, or because of you?

Strava link.

D: 47.0km
A: 594m

Commute:

D:  47.0km
A: 594m

PMPW: 90kg

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