Monday, July 7, 2008

Time to get back in the saddle (so to speak)

Hard to believe I've only been on 1 spin in the past 7 days! Up to my last spin on Wed, I just wanted to get out on the road or mountain bike every day. But since I've been sick the motivation has dropped back. I think its a natural reaction when you are sick - in order to get better you need to rest and not exert yourself.

Thankfully that's all behind me :)

Had an upset stomach until lunchtime today, but some plain food has helped - along with lots of water. It was a lovely evening to go for a spin, but I had do to a couple of extra hours in work (hopefully the last for a while).

Its probably not a bad thing taking a week off the bike. I've been training hard (by my standards) for a good 2 months, so 7 days break should do me some good.

So my plan for the week is to get into training for the National champs on the 19th. It'll mainly be on the mountain bike - a few short (1 to 2 hours max) intense spins. The first one is tomorrow up in Glending. I hope to cycle into work on Wed, and back out to Glending or 3 Rock on Thursday for more of the same, then cycle to work on Friday and home via Laragh.

Saturday I was thinking of a big mountain bike spin from Taylors to Djouce, and maybe on to Ballinastoe. Sunday will be a rest, and possibly Monday. Then Tuesday I'll be back in Glending / 3 Rock for an intense spin.

And that'll do me for the Nationals!

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