That being said, there are always ways to get ready for a season. Instead of riding off weight this Spring I have revamped the diet and really had way more discipline around food. Lost some lbs and weigh in less than any point last year. Feels good to improve power/weight with minimal training and I do feel it on the bike. Power numbers make the creep back up quicker than I would think, going to do some crits this summer... the kids are older and sleep is better. I don't overtrain anymore. I get something from every workout and don't get overly mental. Maybe things get better with age? Certainly I tend to flog myself with less frequency. Lee would(does) make fun of my powermeter, but that has helped as I bail out on fewer LT workouts, work the Vo systems better.
So this is going to be a great season! Going to see a local allergist and Will Beaty is going to run the kids series of Viroqua Cross! The WCA season is going to be looong and I'm doing Nats.