Our Club Owner Guy Watson (who is a talented BCF coach) posted this question on our Club Forum .... Who is frightened to stop? Now this is a very interesting question in the context of the end of the season. It's this time of the year when most of the conventional wisdom is that we should reduce our efforts volume wise (well mostly we have to as dark nights and poor weather dictates) and we should be reducing the effort intensity wise also and most effort to be no more than zone 3 (base training being concerned with improving aerobic capacity). Then why is it that twice this week have I hit my MAXHR? Am I frightened to stop or just poorly disciplined? It's true that after following a periodised annual training plan I have been the fittest and fastest I have been for years (although it has not filtered down to results) I am deffo fitter, so why then do i continue to ignore my own advice and continue to exchange blows with the Xmas stars? I think the answer is that cyclists are very competitive and I'm no different, nature will continue to slow us down as the weather worsens, I am sure that despite agreeing a pace with the group we will continue to battle hard. Poorly disciplined indeed... But not frightened!