Track Your Training - Logging your training in a diary is an excellent motivator. It's rewarding to look back and see how much you've accomplished, and it fuels your desire to do more. All that's required is a notebook. For each ride, jot the date, distance, time and a brief description of the ride, including any details you feel like tracking such as the weather or with the names of your riding partners. Details like these make past rides come alive when you're reviewing your workouts. You can also enter specifics such as your resting morning heart rate, how you felt, your average speed, body weight, any foods you tried on the ride, even new bike equipment. The data can be as detailed and specific or as casual as you like. The more detailed it is, though, the easier it'll be to interpret the data to determine why you felt good or bad on given days/rides.