At the moment I'm training a lot for mountain bike races (cross country / XC) and have race season just around the corner. I love racing, everything about it - the day, getting kit ready, chasing people down, having the crowd watching and obviously riding the courses. However I don't really enjoy the training at all. Despite having a really good coach who has worked with me to try many different routines I just find the training very boring. Lots of intervals, road work, turbo training (indoor trainer) over winter and lots of repetitive sessions. This led to minor depression, I think, because I just felt a bit stuck with my life. I started BJJ in 2014/5 and used to climb (rock climbing) but ended up stopping those activities because it was too much on top of the MTB training. However due to the boredom I started BJJ (as well as JKD now too) again last year and I'm really loving it. I feel so happy after martial arts classes and it gives me a good inner glow for the whole week. Due to the MTB training though I can only do one BJJ class and one JKD class per week (both on same night) and my progress is slow. Even then, I'm really happy to be training. My question is this. I know training is hard work and I have no issues with that but it shouldn't be boring. I really want to do more BJJ and JKD classes because those are really helping with my depression and self-esteem more than anything else but I can't do everything and I'm a bit scared of letting go of the MTB training because I've put in a lot of hard work. The thing with XC racing is that you really have to be on the bike 5 days a week to be competitive and I really enjoy being competitive. At the moment I have no aims to compete in BJJ (never say never, of course, just not yet) so should I just suck up the bike training and get on with it? Try to cram in more sessions (I can't really do this) or back off the MTB training and focus more on MA instead of being competitive? At the end of the day I'm 40 next month so I'm under no illusions that I'll ever be an elite rider but I just love the races! I know this is totally personal so I'd just like opinions and your thoughts on how you feel about your training I guess!