One never wants to be reminded of something forgotten after the fact, particularly when it is something you preach regularly as a coach. It has been an exciting two months as I’ve transitioned from my role with Cycling Fusion to director of education and technology with ICA. There is always a learning curve understanding all aspects of a new job, plus learning how Jennifer and I can work best together as partners. There is no better way to do this than to spend some face-to-face time.
Last week I flew out to Colorado to brainstorm with Jennifer about ICA’s updated master plan for taking over the world and to give us some hang time to catch up. Interwoven into my visit was the opportunity to ride and watch a number of the stages of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (the pro bicycle race in Colorado). Very cool! Amongst all of the excitement of getting to see such a prestigious race, I was concerned with my cycling fitness and how I would fare on the climbs at altitude. Before coming to Colorado, my knee-jerk reaction was to immediately start to ride more and to find everything in striking distance that I could climb. In doing so, my legs felt dead and did not appear to want to respond. Upon arriving in Colorado, nothing had changed. I was able to ride and climb, but without the usual spirited energy I’m used to.
What Does This Have to Do With Indoor Cycling?