Just about to hit 52 and not getting any faster in races. In cross I'm finishing late third or early three quarters of the way down the field.
I have better days when luck is on my side, but I can't find the extra 10/20 seconds per lap to move up a notch.
I train quite hard, but after three seasons of trying to improve I end up in the same old place.
Is it likely to be simply down to my age now?
I can't really afford more time to improve, weekend club rides and structured turbo interval sessions are all I can manage. Over the summer I can fit in more road sessions.
So do we just reach a plateau at some point? I'm not total rubbish. I was 16th overall in the leagues vets, but dropped to 23rd after missing consecutive races due to illness, and I came 19th overall in the LVRC/vets national championships last year.
I shall do my best this year, but it is hard work and mildy disapointing.