Depending on what your current relationship is with your bike, or with the sport of cycling, you may follow some kind of structured training plan, or... you may think it's for the birds. Well, maybe not for the birds, but maybe only for those who race their bikes, for example.
As a 51, soon to be 52-year-old woman who works full-time (and then some), and has a husband and two teenage stepsons to spend time with and take care of, time is of the essence when it comes to taking care of myself. The benefits I've realized through using a structured plan over the years have been invaluable, because each supports a different aspect of my day-to-day life, and I've turned to this type of structure for different reasons at different times.
Here's why it's my jam: