Sunday, 22 January 2012


They say that training should increase in volume and intensity before a recovery week to allow the body to adapt. So today I rode 53km after I rode 43km last week and 33km the week before. Does that mean I can have a week off next week, or should I ride 63km? Anyway, here is my ride which started in the gloom straight into a hard headwind, and finished coming back into the headwind too.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sunday's ride

I nearly didnt do this ride. Yesterday it was absolutely freezing, so I decided not to go out. I do like it cold, but not that cold. Ive had enough of my feet turning to lumps of ice - Ive done all that. But today there was no frost so I thought I'd give it a try. The route is one that I used to do all the time many years ago, although probably a lot quicker than today. I went past two of my old homes. There were quite a lot of people out, all of whom were polite and said hello to me. I think it must be big groups who dont say hello - they just seem to want to check out what you're riding. In ones and twos, people seem to have more time. There was a bit of headwind on the way home, but it was OK. I felt a lot better than I did last week. Shouldnt take much longer before Im flying...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

1st ride in ages

This was the first ride of 2012. Its also the first ride since July 31st (except riding to work most days). The road to Ventoux starts here...