I have my first ever bike event tomorrow.a 10 mile TT..........nervous and excited..............hoping i feel good for it and the bike behaves........not sure what to expect but would love to get as close to 30 mins as I can....
cleaned the bike for the first time in a couple of years.......will try and cycle home from the venue to get in some more miles
Enjoy the TT Seren. You'll need a good warm up first - ride the course is it's a 10 miler? Don't go out too hard, use the first couple of minutes to settle in, the hammer it
Good luck Seren
Ooh enjoy Seren !
freezing cold & windy but 25.6m done at a slow pace but done
well done EP - its cold out there !
It will be good mental training
I had 3 layers on and when I got home and was down to just my shorts lad said "mum did you have an err accident as your shorts are ummm..." Nope that was just the wet spray mud through 3 layers!
1st 15m were OK the last 10 just hell at 10mph I was using the granny ring a lot because of the wind and even peddled down hill at one point
Got home to find the wind had blown the bedroom window fully open and the extractor fan in the bathroom was going without being turned on!
With the wind and snow and slush yes it was a good mental ride.
On the + side my butt was OK! my legs weren't too bad brilliant given the wind and my polar buff was amazing
afternoon....my TT was amazing....the wind was so strong...........first 5 miles i blew down the dual carriageway..turned around for the uphill stretch back and was straight into a headwind..
everyone....was a few minutes slower 3 or 4 in most cases for the race...so i was really pleased with my 32:38
but then changed my mind about cycling home..it would have been into that headwind most of my way....
i will start training properely again from tomorrow
Well done Seren and Ridgeback on your races. EP Well done. I think anything that tests the mental side has to be good preparation.
50 miles bike and 2mile run/brick session done. I'm a wimp - I had 5 layers
We've had settling snow since yesterday morning. So 3Hr turbo done yesterday and woke up this morning full of cold so missed my long long run for the 2nd time in two weeks. Must not get into the habit of skipping it. Hope I feel better by Tuesday to start a new weeks training.
Despite being really tired from yesterday's session I hardly slept last night. Combination of 1st day back at school and the wind. Letterbox was rattling all yesterday and all night.
So when the alarm went off this morning I ignored it
Calves are very tired today - not tight as such but used
Already missing this weeks long ride as going south for the weekend so can't afford to miss any more sessions - so will double up on both swim days.
EP - Sometimes you need the rest.
I was inspired by everyone's talk of early mornings, so I got up at 6 and did my morning run. I can't imagine how you get up earlier !
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