I was asked this question last week as I was convincing my FasCat coworker, Peter, that he need to motor pace me.
What am I training for?
To be fit again.
So I don't have to suffer so much in the next race I do.
To not get dropped on the weekly mountain bike ride.
You see, riding is much more fun when you are fit. You enjoy the climbs, you ride forever without getting tired, and you don't suffer in criteriums.
This is what I'm training for. Pure bike riding enjoyment. Ok, yes, I want to win a bike race again soon, too.