As I just posted in the cycling goals thread, I flatted with 3 laps to go in the race.
Frustrating, but at least I didn't crash and get hurt. The pace was easy, and I was feeling great. Oh well, time to get in base miles and prepare for the spring. First training series races are in February.
If you finished 2nd weighing 195 @ 5'9", the sky is the limit for you! As you probably know, racing cyclist pay hundreds of dollars to shave GRAMS from their bikes... each pound have a huge affect on your effort; especially when going up hills.
My point is this; you've tasted success at your current weight... just imagine what will happen when you are racing with 20 less pounds!!!!! Keep doing the group rides and see the pounds disolve and your performance soar. There is no other sport where a few pounds can make such a big difference.
I joined SP as a way to drop 20 pounds. I am pretty sure I can do that with my current workout schedule, and adding counting calories to be sure I am on a deficit for calories.
I have had my bike for about 3 years, but only seriously started riding this year. I discovered a group in my area while out riding in April/May of this year and have been riding hard since. I have discovered bike racing as well, did my first training race, a 'C' race on 8/22 and got 2nd, and I have my first official race this Sunday.
So my goal is fitness as well as performance, and the weight loss will allow me to be more competitive. 195 at 5'9" is pretty heavy and I know I can lose it.
I just gotta stay on the bike and watch what I eat.
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