|Good riding with friends|
Your body is a lot like a car, you need to keep fuel in it to keep moving forward. But if you leave the car running for a long period of time it will die. That is just like racing every week without a break. Your will run out of gas and you will need to re-jump your battery because it died. My body needed the same thing, my engine was just cooked and needed a jump. So I knew I needed to come home rest for a bit recharge the battery and train hard for the second part of the season. It is very important in this sport to really know your body and listen to it when it throws a red flag.
A mid season break is nice it is both physically and mentally important. Coming back home it is very relaxing knowing you will be sleeping in your own bed for more then a few nights before you head to the next race. You don't have to stress about being somewhere at a certain time you can cook your own meals and get back on a correct diet. Living on the road out of a suitcase is sometimes hard to keep a constant diet. You get to hang out with family and friends and just relax and take your mind off of racing for just a bit. After a break you will come back to racing fresh and be ready to compete at your highest level.
|Speed work behind the scooter|
|Ben making it look easy!|
|Bens new jersey!|