I said earlier that I was encouraged with my result in the Kawartha Lakes Classic. A personal best time for the distance. Imagine that, at my age.
So, what’s next?
In 2017, I completed the Whistler Gran Fondo, a 122 km race from Vancouver to the Whistler ski resort on the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. The thing is, I was disappointed with my time. I was still recovering from a concussion from a high speed crash on a long descent.
Do you remember that?
I was symptom free, but overly cautious on descents, of which there were many.
And, I was ill prepared for the cold, and rain that day. Expecting sun, I wore the wrong kit, and subsequently froze. At the finish, I was hypothermic, and couldn’t stop shaking.
I could have done better.
I can to do better.
So, my 2020 cycling goal is to finish in the top 3 of my age bracket in the Whistler Gran Fondo.
I’d say win my age group, but that’s not realistic. In my experience, there is always someone faster.
There, I’ve said it. I can’t change my mind now. You will keep me to it.
Now I can work on an appropriate training plan. I’m going to tweak how I train, and pimp my ride.
Excellent! Sounds very challenging, but not crazy-impossible. Goals SHOULD be BIG!
Yes. And realistic. I can do this. I just have to train smarter.
On that podium! 👊