I am now on the quest to race in the Seniors level races in the state of Virginia next year (2022). This will help motivate me the best I can become.
I started training this last two months for next year. On average I am riding 85 miles per week, with an average speed of 18.5 mph. That is solo riding by myself and not with groups (slip-streaming, drafting). Because I am burning about 1000 calories per ride it is important that my diet helps me to succeed too.
Enter the Mediterranean Diet. One of the worst issues that I struggle with is my sleep. I must learn to eat as an Italian would. Maybe that is one of the reasons Europeans are such good riders? I am reading that the Med diet is good for sleeping. I can rejuvenate timely once I get more sleep. So I will build up my muscles faster and continue to lose about 5 to 10 more pounds. I am at 172 today (10/06/21) but could stand to be around 168. Fit and trim! Woof!
When I get closer to next year, I will be putting my race schedule up on this page. With results as they happen.
I am excited to do this. Life is too short, so I need to do everything in my power to extend it without abusing my body. Let the racing begin!