Ahhh, I am starting to feel the burnout. I have been riding my normal amount, but lately, it just hasn't been fun - particularly my BORING weeknight rides. I know all of other people have much worse weather, but here in Houston it has just been windy windy windy (15-20mph winds everyday it seems like). I am doing the MS150 in April and I already know I could complete it, but I want to train as hard as possible so I can go a little faster and still really enjoy the ride. Weekend training rides are still enjoyable and range from 50-70 miles, but it is the hard effort weeknight rides of only 20 miles that I am really starting to hate. I used to do the 20 mile weeknight rides on Tues and Thurs but have now cut it back to just one night a week and do cardio/lifting (legs one night and upper body another night) on three other nights of week. Well, I did my 20 mile ride last night and it just wasn't fun - partly because it is on a 1.1 mile loop with the winding hitting you in the face on one leg, at your back for one short leg and blowing left to right and right to left on the other two legs. I know I should just get off the bike for a while, but with the MS150 in 5 weeks I have a hard time not riding. Maybe I should just do the longer training rides on the weekend, but then I just feel like 75% of the other people doing the ride hoping to average double digits during ride. Also part of the frustration is that I am stuck at average of 19-20mph regardless if the ride is 15 miles or 60 miles.....no progress. Motivation is getting tough.