When I look outside I just shiver, it is either cold or wet or cold and wet. I am suffering from a lack of winter motivation. I just don't have to go out on my bike so I don't. I convince myself it is too slippy or my toes will freeze, that I have better things to do at home - or that I will CRASH!!!
I have been carefully logging my training in my diary (spreadsheet) and keeping a 30-days rolling total. At one point in August it was up to 618km in the previous 30days. Today it is on 244km and tomorrow my one and only Metric Century drops off and I will be down to 144km. Trips to Tesco aren't going to get that back up.
Believe me I have all the kit I need to keep me warm if it is not literally freezing, but anything below 4C I just think that I can feel the water density sucking energy out of everything.
I wait and hope that it will be dry and mild for just a day and BBC weather always promises that it will be so in 3 or 4 days but the next day the prediction moves back and another day of showers or freeze comes in.
I don't have a trainer or rollers and don't really have the money for one at the moment. I've ridden over 5,000 km so far this year and never been into my cycling like this before. Are these winter blues to be expected? Should I stop looking at my graphs and maps for a month?
What motivation can you suggest to get me back out on the road?