30 ish mins staggering and coughing done - was needed for my sanity but HR and lungs not impressed
will probably go for a long walk tomorrow as it wasn't as awful as I expected
another 7 miles ran.......enjoying my holiday
2nd run to test the lungs and NO coughing today! woo hoo! yesterday I left half a lung on the side of the road so thrilled to be OK today
Tomorrow I will change the bike tyres and do a short ride in prep for longer ride Tuesday when it's going to be a barmy 7!
Have been very cautious with cold air and coughing as I didn't want to make the cough worse - have done that in the past.
Looking back I had 2 half weeks and 1 week off so not as bad as I had feared but long sessions are down.
Looking forwards now
parkfun this morning, nice and steady, then 51 miles averaging 18mph this afternoon, into a headwind for a fair chunk, and a diversion towards the end took it from planned 45 to actual 51. Not sure I ate enough, I felt pretty dead by the end.
Looks like I'm out for a nother 2 hours or so tomorrow morning with a friend, so it'll be a nice steady recovery ride, then I'll need to get a long run/walk/crawl in too.
I think I may be starting to feel the mojo returning
Some great riding out there, chaps and chapesses
reckon we might just make that start line ...
lol. Making the start line is a definite. Its making the finish line Im worried about
I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ...
how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???
yes britsksy.it builds character
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I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ... how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???
I did a well supported large group century. On the day they'll be no drafting, but you'll see other cyclists and there will be non-drafting trains (like a chain gang but 7.5m apart) going past, and supporters. You won't be in isolcation like you might be on a training ride.
I'm excited, terrified and inspired in equal measure -
britrisky....perfect combination of emotions
have spent the last 90mins in the garage and have come to the following conclusions
Changed 1st tyre (note wheel already off) in about 20mins
Changed 2nd tyre (including taking off/putting back) in about 15mins
Tried to put back wheel on without having the chain over the coggy thing (no I don't know the proper word ... cassette??)
Attached 2nd bottle cage (sideways removal one) with cable ties and my thighs rub it. I expect I can learn to live with this to have extra fluids as it's just an awareness rather than a serious rub, but slimness would remove this issue!
My arms are now over used
It was a worrying experience and I expect if it was at Outlaw I would be out so practice needed. Time gained through gas pump (mine seems to stop and start so I can leave the canister attached and not lose gas) is esential to make up for battle with getting the tyre back on. Is there an easy way or is it just practice? For practice do I just deflate half take off tyre and replace or remove the whole thing?
I've never had one on the road
Changed the old hybrid once but never done the road bike
I never even used to carry stuff as I never went far am now scared
watching vids on You tube and folks are taking like sub 2mins!
actually I have a question .... there was a "rotation arrow" on my tyre
is it a major issue if you ignored this say in a race??
I did it right now but just wondered of it was a problem? what is the point of itetc?
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