Numbers are behind everything. Sometimes higher is better: HR during training, time spent in zone 5, length of intervals before total exhaustion. Sometimes lower is better: Resting heatrate, recovery time, h/r reaction to specific efforts, weight. Lap times. Obesssion with numbers sets in. Thoughts go into making some higher, some lower, and keeping some the same. Sometimes it all comes together at once and magic things happen.
The first individual MASS race is nine days away. It takes 24 minutes to ride there from here. Hopefully some magic will happen there.
Until then . . . .