#9: Be Social
In the end, it’s really important to do your workouts in the context of your friendships. If you really think you are going to break some world record, you are deluding yourself. Konstantin kept talking about the “race” we were training for. For a while I would correct him to say all this hard work was really just to go for a very long and hard ride with two of my best friends.
One of the really cool things about riding is that everybody has a GPS device that collects all kinds of data about every ride. So even if you live three thousand miles from your riding buddies, you can share daily workouts with each other. And in my case I could bitch about riding in subzero temperatures while my friends rode in beautiful Southern California sunshine.