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Time for a serious bollocking from coach

One of the downsides of self-coaching is you don't always know whats best for yourself. As I come out of base building and start the serious phases of strength and power building its time for some serious words with myself.

The lack of progress in weight management is just not good enough. Yeah for sure the christmas break was acceptable but last week wasn't good enough, 218 km of riding hides the fact that I just didn't push myself - ok so I got up early and trained twice a day putting in the miles, but was I really trying that hard or just easing back? Getting on the turbo and doing an "easy" session is ok when you're recovering from a hard ride or part of a periosized program - but not as the modus operandi. A lot of people have given support, time and energy in helping me to achieve my goals and I am taking the piss. I've got to ask myself a simple question:

How much do I want this?

After such a good start on New Years Day I followed up with a weekend of piggery and next to no training. Not getting out there because "it looked like it might rain" was a disgrace, especially since it didn't and I lost a precious training day. Its not like I have that many training days - with a full-time job each weekend is precious, there are only 25 weekends left before the big day in July and I need to make the most of every one of them.

The next 2 weeks up to Lanzarote are an opportunity to show that I really do want to succeed and that I can apply myself with something resembling discipline. I need to take the opportunity to pull together a structured training plan through to July, stay off the fatty and sugary food and train a bit harder. Lance didn't win 7 tours making excuses and eating shit. Pull your socks up and knuckle down.

Sorry Coach.

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