So, are you a cyclist? Do you have a blog? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, I hope you've already written your March Training Blog Post.
You know what I'm talking about. To make it easier for those of you who haven't yet written the required cycling-blogger March Training Post, here is a handy template. Just cut and paste the text and then choose whichever option from the brackets [option1|option2], or add in the details [something vague] for whatever fits your training more accurately, and BAM, blog post DONE!
Early Spring Training Post Template
Just a [quick|surprisingly detailed] update about how training is going this year, in case any of the [joke about small number of readers] care. This week I've done [15 hours|30 hours] in the saddle, [getting up at 4 am|returning after 8pm] each time. It's been pretty chilly out there-- 5 below [celsius|fahrenheit] when I [started|finished] yesterday, but I'm toughing it out because [I'm better than you|I'm better than most people|I want to burn out by June]. This past weekend I rode [50|100|200] [yards|km|miles] with [link to someone] and it was [a beautiful day|an epic death ride] -- so much better than the [big number|lie] hours I spent on [rollers|the trainer] back in February!
[Artsy picture taken while riding|Picture of you in front of a snowbank]
I was [comparing|falsifying] my training log against last year's and it looks like I'm [up 20 hours|putting out 5% more watts] over last year at the same date. Things are going pretty well, but I need them to go even better to attain my lofty goal of [upgrading to a higher category|sandbagging the crap out of my current category]. Plus, my weight is down to [low number] from its peak of [shockingly high number].
I've been logging all the miles on my winter bike, [nicer bike than your summer bike], but I can't wait for the roads to clear up so I can take the [stupid pet name for a bike] out and try my new [bike part(s)] out. I picked up these [bike part(s)] from [my LBS|ebay] for $[low number], because [my team deal is awesome|it's frickin ebay]. I promise a [full|useless|gratuitous] review on [bike part(s)] soon!
Well, I'd love to keep writing about [how awesome I am|boring shit], but I need to [get back to work|get back on my bike|unfreeze my junk] so that I can make my March training goal of [more hours than I'll ride in August]. See you [out there|behind me]!
Note: If you think this post is directed at you specifically, it probably is. Good thing you can laugh at yourself, right?
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