Monday, March 12, 2012

Almost race season

Well for me it is.

I've only had one race this year and plenty of sickness, but the last 6 odd weeks (barring the vomiting bug) have not been too bad.  Its all be one the road and about 80% of it tied in with my commute to work.  As things are right now with a couple of kids, its the only way it can be done.  I've not been on any mountain bike since January, so that's a worry, but I'd hope to be heading off road in the next couple of weeks.  In from a fitness point of view, I'm OK.  I'm not feeling that strong, but who is in April before regular racing kicks off?

I've signed up for the Lough Derg Challenge.  This is the first multi day/multi stage event for me so from a training point of view its all new.  I'm going to figure it out as I go along, but I guess most of it will involve lots of long spins back-to-back, with plenty of climbing.  No goals set as to where I'd like to finish but  I'm just going to give it socks and see how it pans out after the first day.

But before that there's going to be at least 1 road race - the Des Hanlon in Carlow.  Its a nice one with plenty of rolling climbs, so a good work out for the Lough Derg.

So with 6 weeks to go, its time to start taking things a bit more seriously!

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