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It had just been a week training had resumed, when I got a job on an advertising film project as an AD. It was just a 5 day commitment. At the time I certainly thought I knew what I was getting into and figured I would balance out the training, racing and the job as cycling was always in the AM before the world woke up.
The Journey of getting back in racing shape had started off beautifully with a training block high in the mountains.
3 days after I got home the Road State Championship 2019 had been announced. I was feeling good about the road race! I thought I had more than a decent chance of winning! Only to find out nature had other plans.
They say that when you have the urge to achieve beyond and out do yourself it won’t let you sleep.
Well it’s the truth! I had a 5hr training ride scheduled this morning starting at 5.30am which didn’t quite happen. Last night after an early dinner I went to bed at 9.30pm to wake up fresh, early next morning. The hours past by one by one and before I know it it with 11.45pm leaving me with just 4 and a half hours of sleep. That is the point where I knew that the ride wasn’t going to happen.
Hey there – I’m Alder and this is my first time writing to you. Most of you probably don’t know me so let’s start with a quick introduction:
I began riding at 12 with Chad as my coach. I finished last in my first race (it was a Cat 5 race), crashed in the second but quickly fell in love with the rush of riding my bike fast. After 15 years of racing, 8 of them as a professional, I developed a burning love to ride my bike. And while I don’t ride nearly as much anymore (my Strava weekly average hoovers around 1-2 rides a week) every time I return to the saddle, I end up with a huge grin on my face, the satisfying motion of pushing a big gear, and the thought why don’t I get out and ride more often?!
I’m one month into training, eight weeks post back surgery and back to work for two weeks on light duty. I have successfully gotten up to walk on my treadmill before work and followed all my coaches instructions. I am NOT a morning person …..even though I am not treating patients my first full day of work I was in bed by 6:30 PM. I was so worn out!! I’m off to bed most evenings early. Between the exercise, work and healing I was very tired by the end of the day! Sleep is a good thing! It is healing! I must listen to my body!