Sometimes I think that I'm a pretty snazzy bike racer, and that I train "a lot." Then I read the training logs of people like Adam Myerson, and realize that most of us weekend warriors/amateurs are competing in a totally different sport than the pros.
Those people often downplay their dedication, saying that it's no bigger deal to ride 30-40 hours in a week than it is to work in front of a computer doing a "real" job for 40 hours a week.
I'm not so sure.
I love riding bikes. I like my job. Yet I'm not sure I'd want to swap gigs to become "pro."
I suspect I'm in the minority here, especially among those that read my blog.
Maybe I'm just a wimp.