I’ve done no proper training for a year.
I’ve lost a lot of fitness.
I’ve put on 10kgs.
I’ve been putting all my energies into work, as a result I am stressed, fat and unfit, and unhappy
Tomorrow I’ll have a chat with work, and I intend to drop back down to my former role – time to get less stressed, lose a bit of money but also 95% of the responsibility that I am struggling to handle.
I’ve signed back up with a coach that I used while ironman training – The main reason is that I find it motivating – I hate not to succeed / like to please people, so when someone else asks me to do a training ride, I will go and do it.
As a result, I got out today for a 5 hr ride, my first proper training ride for a year. – Yay!!! I’m back! Its just a shame I was shit, but the fitness will come back, (hopefully)
I had the bike I used in tcr no3 stolen 😦 while touring in france. It survived 10 days of leaving it behind hotels, and got stolen as soon as I put it in a locked garage. Oh well.
As a result I bought a cheap(ish) winter/commute bike – an Orbea avant M30 (i think). Its got a carbon frame, hydraulic disks, ultegra, mudguard mounts and room for mudguards – all for about £1200, down from £3000 – 60% off!!. I’ve bought some lovely PDW mudguards, and some hardware to mount them to the lovely hidden but awkwardly placed mudguard mounts.
I’ve also got a stages power meter on its way – this bike will be my winter workhorse – commutes, turbos and long winter rides, and I miss power on my bikes. Its a G2 version – I think they have finally fixed the problems re water etc. Any issues and it will go straight back to the shop!
The missus lost her Look too – it was a cracking little frame in XS – and she is very unhappy…… We are hunting for something nice for her too……