Bloody drivers, bloody cyclists. Just people doing questionable stuff.
Glad you're not too badly damaged Andrew.
Speaking as a coward I tend to be defensive on a bike. Unfair contest, bike v car.
Good result there Simon. I've done the race a few times but generally felt the race had 'done me'. When it's windy and cold, there's no real escape on that course.
Training loads and rest is a set of peaks and troughs.
One side effect of resting for a week is to go to the bottom of a trough. It's the subsequent runs which bring you back to the peak.
Imagine a training cycle like someone doing the long jump. That's a pause, an acceleration and then a sudden big effort, then stop. A training cycle is the same.
You tried a sudden big effort from a position of stop.
If you had run a couple of short runs first over the course of a few days you would have been primed for the bigger effort.
That's how 'peaking' works. You have to climb back up the mountain first before you get there.
As 'Dirty Harry' said,
"Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one".
"Innocent people! innocent of what?"
I could tell you the vegetarian story of a guy called Larry Wheatland (his real name).
Who one day decided to become a total non animal products man. Just so happened he was also on an outing where choice of food was unlikely.
The upshot was, when food did become available (on a freezing day in winter) it was in the form of a massive sausage and bacon fry up.
His companions were merciless in their drooling as Larry took the starvation option.
Principles my friend. Principles.
Coe was able to ditch Nike. So I'd say that is a no.
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