Training Week

Due to being ill over Christmas I decided to take 5 days off work this week and ride my bike to catch up with my training.

Well, I say ride my bike, if Day 1 (today) was anything to go by it is more “punishing myself for 3 hours” than “enjoying the countryside by bike!”

4 of us set off today; Me, Rob and Jack from our cycle club and then we were lucky to have Pro Cyclist James Moss from Node-4-Giordana (the old Motorpoint squas).  Have spent the last 2 years with Endura Racing and competing against Bradley Wiggins and Lance Armstrong to name just two more than mediocre opponents, James was keen to put the 1000 miles he has just clocked up in Lanzarote to the test.  What have I got myself into?!

Our goal today was to race up 5 climbs and recover between them, meaning we could really focus on the 10 minute efforts required each time we watched a 68kg James disappear up the road……

The 3 of us mere mortals had a great battle all day with me and Jack even have a sprint finish for the top of Baileys Hill (which Jack kindly gave me after discussion) but on the whole we all looked strong and the weather was warmer than it had been in ages; I think at one point it went above zero!

I’m just trying to get my heart rate back down this evening before tomorrow’s ride, a ‘steady’ 4 hours!

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