Your cycling training should be structured around a series of small increments in intensity and volume. For this to work, you’re going to need to keep track of your fitness and skills, and adjust your training accordingly over time. This is how sustainable improvements happen.
Set checkpoints for yourself
Setting time-specific checkpoints for yourself is a good way to stay motivated and consistent. But for this to work, you’re going to have to make sure that the checkpoints correspond to your abilities and fitness level.
So you want to cycle more and complete your first event? Great! But be realistic about it, don’t expect to be riding 3-day stage races by March. Doing this will only discourage you and could lead to disappointment.
Start the year with the right bike set-up for optimal comfort and maximum control.