maybe stop racing and just go enjoy ?
The trouble with sprint is that unless you're really racing, its all a bit dull and easy. Bughtlin is great for urban racing, sightseeing - not so much.
But you probably meant stop competing, and there I agree. That would be why I gave up on XC and entered elite at the JK :)
XC is fun for the 5% of people actually competing. For the rest it is just an socially acceptable form of self harm.
I would agree with that Claire! If you try it's a brutally honest reflection of your ability to endure pain and agony for 30+mins and to see how your training is going.......and I LOVE it!
Training must be going well Will!
@graeme: on the postive side at least you are still running ... and even getting ranking points for a chasing start race ;-)
+1 for Claire wrt XC
+2 for Claire wrt XC. When I was in the 5% I LOVED it too.
If you want a brutally honest and utterly ruthless test then cycling could well be the most extreme form.
Graeme you could go for something new and get better at it ?
Cycling is way too dangerous for Graeme!
I think he mentioned golf
ElliptiGO! Although I did fall off mine *oops*
Never mind cycling, if you want to inflict pain on yourself get an erg (indoor rowing machine) ... and as a bonus, they are low to the ground so when you do fall off from exhaustion you won't break anything. The erg always wins.