I’ve had a really, really good week’s training…I actually feel like I’m making progress! It was so good, I even threw in an extra turbo session. Finished off the week with a very very muddy ride in the North Downs today – Mark and I were very evenly matched….he didn’t drop me on the ups, and only on the very last down did he get away from me!
I took the Trek today..I decided it was time to stop treating it like the latest shiny thing, and go out and get it wet and muddy…I think I succeeded!
And I’m glad I took it….it reminded my why I bought it….cos it’s AWESOME (dude)! I was flying down the hills and it climbs like a …a..a climby thing!
The only slightly un-awesome thing was that when I went to ride it yesterday, the rear brake lever pulled straight to the bar! Don’t understand why air would have got into the system in 4 weeks, and it’s a bit crap if that happens regularly….will keep an eye on it – maybe it just wasn’t bled properly in the factory. I did read somewhere that if you have Avid (SRAM) brakes, you need to be good friends with your bleed kit!
Oh and I need to change the seat…the stock Bontrager seat is too flat for me.
It’s difficult to be sure, but I’d say I was ahead of where I was this time in 09, fitness-wise. I guess it’s cos I’ve already got the cycling muscles this time, so just need to make them bigger and stronger (did I mention that my legs changed shape during training for TR09? Not longer or shorter – that would be weird. But my bike shorts used to be a bit loose on the elasticated bit at the bottom of the leg….by the time I’d finished, they were tight..and still are…almost too tight!!).
This week, then I’ve done:
- Mon -turbo
- Tues – core and weights
- Weds – turbo
- Thurs – swim and turbo
- Fri – rest
- Sat – 2.5 hours mostly road
- Sun – 3 hours, off road
Another hard week coming up…and I can’t wait!!!
Oh by the way…I figured out what “white cloud” is…..it’s grey cloud that you’re in the middle of!