What do you use to gauge your progress and your fitness level throughout the season? Racing provides great and immediate feedback. What if you don’t race, though? What do you use to measure your improvement and whether you’re on track with your goals?
Is your average power increasing? Is your threshold heart rate increasing? Is your speed on your favorite climb or loop improving?
How about your group rides? Are you improving relative to other riders?
What about your weight? Is it where you want it to be, or at least heading in the right direction?
Take a look at the goals you wrote out at the beginning of the season. You should be working toward these goals in some way, whether this is addressing your weaknesses or building certain areas in anticipation of your key events.
It can be easy to lose sight of these goals and to get off track as the season moves along. Take a brief step back by reviewing your goals, what steps you’re taking to achieve them and what changes you need to make.
Tell me below what you use to measure your progress. Email me with any questions you have or if I can help you in any way, then GET OUT AND RIDE!