Finding the time to train

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  1. CR says:

    (With apologies for resurrecting an old post…)

    I’ve been grappling with the same issues (well, as a dad) and am glad I stumbled across your post – there is much wisdom here. Kids are 7 and 4 and I do the school/nursery drop-off, so am in work late and therefore home late. They’re not asleep until 8pm so no chance of evening training. At the weekends, the kids have activities they need ferrying to and from – and once we do stuff as a family, hours on the bike just isn’t an option.

    I like the idea of setting realistic goals and not beating yourself up about not doing more training – and ditching the junk miles.

    Unsurprisingly there’s not much talk about this on any of the mainstream male-dominated cycling forums… do pardon my intrusion!

    • Diana says:

      You are not intruding at all, you are more than welcome! I’m really glad you found the post helpful. It is so difficult to find the time to train when you have children. At the same time though, personally, I need to find a bit of time on a bike or I start to lose the plot a bit.

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