uickDo you find yourself at the beginning of a race or in the race cursing yourself for racing again? Why are you doing this? Feeling edgy? Everyone is to an extent when they first start racing. What has helped me immensely is to race more. I know it sounds silly but once you put your body into the red zone week after week the feeling of dread dissipates with every passing race.
If you can’t find a race every week or can’t cover the cost of racing every week then start looking for some training races. Training races are cheap or free and are usually Criterium based. If you don’t have a weekly training race near you then participate in the fastest group ride you can find. If you can’t find a fast group ride then find people faster than you to ride with.
What it boils down to is that you cannot improve race performance unless you repeatedly put higher intensity training into practice.